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Suicide bomber kills 34 Pakistanis in Rawalpindi

The blast took place in a high-security area populated by hotels and military installations. The government has offered bounties for Taliban leaders.


Pakistani Army surrounds major Taliban strongholds in South Waziristan

The military said Makeen and Sararogha are now surrounded while troops have cleared half of Kanigoram.


Haqqani Network, al Qaeda, behind attack on UN guesthouse in Kabul

The attack was a joint operation between the Haqqani Network and the Lashkar al Zil. Siraj Haqqani and Ajmal, a senior Lashkar al Zil commander, have been implicated by Afghan intelligence.


Fighting spreads in Pakistan's northwest

In Khyber, seven Pakistani troops were killed in an IED attack. In South Waziristan, 21 Taliban fighters and two soldiers were killed as the military closes in on Sararogha. And in Arakzai, 12 Taliban were killed in strikes.


Pakistani troops advance on Uzbek stronghold in South Waziristan

Soldiers are close to surrounding the town of Kanigoram, the scene of two Predator strikes this year. The passport of an al Qaeda operative involved in the 9/11 attacks has been found by the military at a camp in Sherwangi.


89 killed in car bomb attack in Peshawar

The car bomb took place in a crowded bazaar in the provincial capital. Hundreds are wounded. The blast leveled a mosque.


Kashmiri, Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives aided 2 Americans in foiled Danish terror plot

The senior al Qaeda military commander and two Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives aided two Americans as they plotted to strike at a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.


Taliban, Army clash throughout Pakistan's northwest

Recent clashes in South Waziristan, Bajaur, and Hangu have reportedly killed 46 Taliban fighters and 12 soldiers. The Taliban are reinforcing in South Waziristan via North Waziristan despite the military's peace agreement with Hafiz Gul Bahadar.


US strikes in Bajaur tribal areas, kills 27 Taliban, al Qaeda

The airstrike targeted a meeting of the Bajaur Taliban shura. Faqir Mohammed narrowly survived the attack. The attack is the first outside Waziristan since April.


Taliban strike in Peshawar, Mohmand

Fifteen Pakistanis were killed and 19 more were wounded, nine critically, in the latest strikes inside Pakistan.


Taliban strike near nuclear facility in Pakistan's Punjab

Seven people were reported killed and 12 more were wounded after a bomber detonated at a security checkpoint near the Kamra Air Weapon Complex in Attock.


Al Qaeda commander reported killed in US airstrike

Reports indicate a senior Egyptian operative may have been killed in North Waziristan. One report appears to be confusing Mustafa Abu Yazid, al Qaeda's top leader in Afghanistan and chief financier, with Abu Musa al Masri, an al Qaeda commander.


Map of Taliban control in Pakistan's northwest

NWFP-Red-Map-21Oct2009-thumb-tiny.jpgDespite a military offensive in South Waziristan, the Taliban still have considerable control and influence throughout all of northwestern Pakistan.


US airstrike targets al Qaeda in North Waziristan

Three jihadis were reported killed in an attack in the Mir Ali region, where al Qaeda is known to maintain bases and training camps.


Taliban retake town from Pakistani Army in South Waziristan

The Taliban have ejected the Army from Kotkai and inflicted heavy casualties. A spokesman claimed up to 45 soldiers were killed in the Taliban counteroffensive.


Suicide bombers kill 5 in attack at Islamabad's Islamic university

The attacks are the first since the government's offensive was launched in South Waziristan. The military took control of a Taliban stronghold in the tribal agency.


Pakistan carefully advances in South Waziristan

Troops have surrounded Kotkai, the home town of Qari Hussain Mehsud. The Taliban claim to have inflicted heavy casualties on the Army.


Jundallah kills senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commanders

abdulmalik-rigi-thumb.jpgThe anti-Iranian regime resistance group claimed responsibility for killing 29 Iranians, including two brigadier generals in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and tribal leaders in the southeast.


Pakistan launches South Waziristan operation

At this early stage of the operation, 12 soldiers have been killed in IED attacks and gunbattles, and 11 Taliban fighters have been killed in airstrikes.


Analysis: What lies ahead in Waziristan

The military is set to take on the Taliban in South Waziristan, where the military has failed four times in the past. The operation will pit the Army and Frontier Corps against the Taliban's best fighters on terrain the Taliban have owned for years.