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The military said it killed 30 "militants" in a series of airstrikes that targeted Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan hideouts in North Waziristan. The Taliban said it would not agree to an unconditional ceasefire with the government. The Taliban also confirmed the death of Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani.
Pakistani Army attack helicopters killed two people in strikes in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan. The Taliban killed four policemen in Tank, an Awami National Party leader and two people in Peshawar, and five policemen in Swat.
Six people, possibly jihadists, were killed in what is thought to have been the premature detonation of a car bomb in a garage in Peshawar. The government denied that it enlisted Sami ul Haq, "the father of the Taliban," to negotiate a peace agreement with the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. The Foreign Office said that there is no chance that the government would free Dr. Shakil Afridi, who helped the US in tracking Osama bin Laden.
Military officials claimed that 33 Uzbeks and three Germans were killed in yesterday's airstrikes in North Waziristan. Six policemen and a child were killed in an attack that targeted the security detail for a polio vaccination team in Charsadda. Three members of a polio vaccination team were gunned down in Karachi. Seven tribal policemen were killed in an attack that targeted a Spanish bicycle rider in Mastung.
The military killed more than 20 people in a series of airstrikes in the Mir Ali and Datta Khel areas of North Waziristan. A suicide bomber killed 22 people in an attack in Mastung in Baluchistan. Four people were killed in separate attacks on polio vaccination teams in Karachi and Mansehra.
The Taliban killed 20 Frontier Corps personnel and wounded 30 more in a suicide attack that targeted a military convoy in Bannu. Eight people were killed in an explosion at a bazaar near Army General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.
A Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan suicide bomber killed the head of the Crime Investigation Department in Karachi and three policemen. The Taliban accused him of executing and torturing their followers in prison. Ten Taliban fighters and three soldiers were killed during a Taliban assault on an outpost in South Waziristan.
A suicide bomber killed three people and wounded 30 more in an attack on a bus in Quetta. The suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a bus that was transporting Shia travelers from Iran.
The US killed three Haqqani Network leaders, including Maulvi Ahmed Jan, a senior financier and aide to Sirajuddin Haqqani, in a drone strike in Hangu. The strike is the first outside of the tribal areas in four years. Pakistan "strongly condemned" the US attack.
Prime Minister Sharif said talks with the Pakistani Taliban have begun. Video filmed in August emerged of two young Czech women kidnapped by militants in Pakistan. Their captors have called for the release of "Lady al Qaeda" Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, who is serving an 86-year sentence in the US. Police arrested 18 members of a Pakistani Taliban faction for the murder of 10 foreign climbers.
Pakistan's government approved of and colluded with the US to conduct drone strikes, leaked memos show. Former Prime Minister Gilani denied the reports. Prime Minister Sharif said the strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty and again called for an end to the attacks.
Twelve people were killed in a series of bombings in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and Quetta. The Pakistani Taliban denied reports that Afghan Taliban fighters killed Mullah Fazlullah in an attack in Kunar province, Afghanistan.
The Taliban killed two people, including a policeman, in an IED attack that targeted a polio vaccination team. The spokesman for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan said the Afghan branch supports TTP operations. Arfan Bhatti, a Norwegian extremist who disappeared on a trip to Pakistan in January, has been found by a Norwegian reporter to be jailed in Pakistan and has refused Norway's offer of assistance.
Jundallah claimed credit for yesterday's suicide attack at a church in Peshawar that killed 81 Christians. Five policemen were killed in an IED attack in Pishin. The Taliban killed an ANP leader in Buner. Three Lashkar-e-Islam members were killed in a premature IED detonation.
The Taliban killed the commanding general for Swat, a regimental commander, and a soldier in an IED attack in Swat, two soldiers in attacks in North Waziristan, and three members of a pro-government militia in Bajaur. The Taliban also bombed dozens of NATO oil tankers in Hub. The government said the Army would withdraw from the Malakand Division starting next month.
The Foreign Office said that the government would free Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the former deputy to Afghan Taliban emir Mullah Omar, in the next month. The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's top leaders are meeting to discuss a government peace proposal. The Taliban also beheaded three members of a peace committee in Khyber and kidnapped four more.
Ansarul Muhajideen killed nine Frontier Corps troops in an IED attack in North Waziristan. The Taliban killed a member of a pro-government militia in Swat. The government denied it is conducting peace talks with the Taliban.
Four Taliban fighters and two Pakistani soldiers were killed after Taliban fighters attacked their camp in South Waziristan. Sixty "militants" from Swat, Dir, Swabi, Malakand, and Nowshera have been "rehabilitated." Security forces seized 500 kg of explosives in Khyber.