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Suicide bomber kills 10 Afghan students, 2 US soldiers

The suicide bomber targeted a US and Afghan Local Police patrol as it passed by a high school in Paktia province. The US has stepped up raids against the Haqqani Network in Paktia.


Pakistani Taliban confirm death of deputy emir in drone strike

Spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said that Waliur Rehman was indeed killed yesterday in a drone strike in North Waziristan. Rehman was wanted by the US for involvement in terror plots, including the failed Times Square bombing.


US launches first drone strike in Pakistan in 6 weeks

The strike in North Waziristan killed seven people in an area administered by the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network. Senior Taliban commander Waliur Rehman is rumored to have been killed. The program had been put on hold for "political considerations."


ISAF targets al Qaeda leader in Kunar

The target of the raid was a senior al Qaida leader who serves as an operations chief, trainer, and facilitator in the east.


Turkistan Islamic Party touts suicide bombings in Afghanistan

In recently released propaganda, the al Qaeda-linked group claimed two suicide attacks in Afghanistan and identified several fighters who have been killed in the country since 2007.


American killed in US drone strike, US Attorney General says

Jude Kenan Mohammed was the eighth member of Daniel Boyd's terror cell in North Carolina. He traveled to Pakistan in 2008, was arrested, skipped bail, and is thought to have traveled to Pakistan's tribal areas. He may have been killed in a strike in 2011 that occurred in an area controlled by the Haqqani Network.


Taliban suicide bomber assassinates senior politician in Afghan north

The head of the provincial council in Baghlan province and 13 others were killed by a Taliban suicide bomber who was dressed as a policeman.


ISAF targets al Qaeda facilitator in eastern Afghanistan

The International Security Assistance Force has balked at mentioning al Qaeda in press releases since the end of January.


Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin suicide bomber in Kabul kills 6 Americans, 9 Afghans

The Taliban's spring offensive promised a renewed focus on suicide attacks targeting ISAF forces. Today's suicide bombing in a residential area also injured 39 Afghan civilians.


IMU suicide bomber targeted top police commander in Quetta

Ali-IMU-suicide-bomber.jpgThe Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan said yesterday's attack, which killed eight people, was executed by a man whose daughter carried out a suicide bombing last year.


Egyptian interior minister: Al Qaeda cell plotted suicide attack against Western embassy

Egypt's interior minister said that three members of an al Qaeda cell that was plotting to attack a Western embassy have been arrested. The cell received training in Iran and Pakistan and contacted al Qaeda in Algeria. The cell also has ties to the so-called Nasr City Cell.


Panjwai district chief of police: 'Pakistan has been trying to bring Afghanistan under its control'

dcopsm03.jpgDistrict Chief of Police Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Mohammad discusses the roots of the insurgency, the Kandahar massacre, poppy eradication, and Panjwai's improvement in security.


Taliban claim bombing at political rally, name new emir of Kurram

A politician from the pro-Taliban Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl party was targeted because he "handed over dozens of Arab mujahideen to America" after the battle of Tora Bora. Hafiz Dolat Khan is the Taliban's new emir in Kurram.


Pakistani Taliban praise bin Laden by 'waging jihad for the Caliphate'

Ihsanullah-Ishan-OBL-video.jpg"We dedicate all our activities for the next decade to Sheikh Osama bin Laden," Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said in a video praising the slain al Qaeda leader.


ISAF targets 'insurgent leader' linked to Haqqanis, Pakistani Taliban, and 'Arabs'

The insurgent leader runs a training camp somewhere along the Afghan-Pakistan border and commands more than 100 fighters, including suicide bombers.


Haqqani Network's Taj Mir Jawad subgroup targeted in raid

Taj Mir Jawad is a co-leader of the Kabul Attack Network, and is a senior commander in the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network.


Turkistan Islamic Party releases video of children in training

Turkistan-Islamic-Party-kiddie-training-video.jpgIn the video, the children, some of whom appear to be no older than six, are shown firing handguns, AK-47 assault rifles, and a PKM machine-gun.


ISAF kills senior IMU leader in Afghan north

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader "coordinated operations between IMU and Taliban networks" and directed suicide operations in Balkh province.


Al Qaeda intelligence chief reported killed in drone strike

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Abu Ubaydah Abdullah al Adam, a senior al Qaeda leader who serves as the intelligence chief for the terror group, was killed in a recent US drone strike in Pakistan's tribal areas.


IMU lauds another German killed in US drone strike

Samir-Hatour-IMU-tape.jpgGerman Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leaders Yassin and Mounir Chouka and other top IMU figures praised Samir Hatour, who was killed by the US in a strike in North Waziristan in March 2012.