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North and South Waziristan Taliban groups form alliance

Baitullah Mehsud, Mullah Nazir, and Hafiz Gul Bahadar have put aside rivalries and formed an alliance to prevent outside enemies from dividing the Taliban.


Suicide bomber kills 32 in Pakistan's northwest

Attack targeted a Shia funeral procession in Dera Ismail Khan. Curfew imposed, shoot on sight orders issued after violent riots ensued.


Swat Taliban demands military withdrawal, prisoner release

The Pakistani government must withdraw the Army from Swat, release all Taliban prisoners, withdraw any criminal cases, and clear the way for sharia in Swat under peace terms demanded by the Taliban.


Pakistan: Wanted terrorists Azhar, Ibrahim not in country

Interior Advisor Rehman Malik claimed Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar and terror crime boss Dawood Ibrahim are currently not in Pakistan. Azhar was previously under 'house arrest.'


Sufi Mohammed 'hates democracy' and calls for global Islamic rule

The main figure behind the Malakand peace accord has agreed to hunt Indian intelligence agents in Pakistan's Taliban-infested northwest while denouncing democratic rule.


Analysis: Pakistan peace agreement cedes ground to the Taliban

Pakistan's senior leaders have endorsed a peace agreement that imposes sharia on a large area of the northwest and ends military operations in Swat. The Taliban will use this agreement to further consolidate its control.


US airstrike in Pakistan's Kurram tribal agency kills 30

The target was a camp run by a Taliban commander who operates in Afghanistan. This is the first recorded US airstrike in the Kurram tribal agency.


Pakistan to end military operation and implement sharia in Malakand Division

The government has come to an agreement with the banned Movement for the Implementation of Mohammad's Sharia Law to end military operations and impose sharia law in the districts of Malakand, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Dir, and Chitral. A similar agreement between the extremists and the government failed in 2008.


US Predator strike in South Waziristan kills 25

predator-uav.jpgThe attack is the first since the dual attacks in North and South Waziristan on Jan. 23, and the first since a US Senator disclosed that the CIA is operating a Predator base inside Pakistan.


Pakistan concedes Mumbai attack executed from its soil

Charges registered against eight men, six of whom are in prison. Three Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders have been charged.


Taliban feud over murder of Polish hostage

Baitullah Mehsud wanted to use Polish geologist Piotr Stanczak to negotiate the release of several of his fighters. Qari Hussain Mehsud's followers beheaded Stanczak after the government refused to free members of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.


Taliban assault ministries in Kabul

Nineteen reported killed, more than 50 wounded in suicide attacks and gun battles at the Justice and Education ministries and a prison office.


Pakistani Taliban leader's deputy survives assassination attempt

Baitullah Mehsud's deputy Mullah Noor Sayyed Mehsud survived a roadside bomb attack that killed another Taliban commander.


Al Qaeda threatens India with 'humiliation' if Pakistan is attacked

Mustafa Abu Yazid, al Qaeda's commander in Afghanistan, said India will "pay a heavy price" if it attacked Pakistan. This is Yazid's fifth propaganda tape since the Pakistani military insisted he was killed last summer.


Al Qaeda's paramilitary 'Shadow Army'

The 'Lashkar al Zil' or Shadow Army is comprised of al Qaeda, Taliban, and allied terror groups, and operates as a paramilitary force in Pakistan's northwest and in eastern Afghanistan.


Taliban insurgency expands into Punjab

Taliban fighters kill seven policemen in a complex assault on a police station in Mianwali district in Punjab province.


Pakistan's intel agency behind Mumbai attack: Indian FM

Foreign Minister Menon said the Mumbai attackers "were and remain clients and creations of the ISI." Banned Pakistani groups rally in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir.


Suicide bomber kills more than 30 at Shia mosque in central Pakistan

More than 50 were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated in a crowd of worshipers outside a Shia mosque in Dera Ghazi Khan in Punjab province. Al Qaeda affiliate Laskhar-e-Jhangvi is the likely suspect.


Taliban capture, release 30 security personnel in Swat

Police and Frontier Corps paramilitary troops have been released after promising not to take up arms. Ten NATO trucks were destroyed or damaged in Khyber while the supply route remains closed.


Taliban sever NATO supply line through Pakistan's northwest

A vital bridge in the Jamrud region just east of the Torkham border crossing in the Khyber Pass was blown up by Taliban fighters under the command of Hakeemullah Mehsud.