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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.
The Taliban killed four people, including two policemen, and torched two NATO fuel tankers in Baluchistan. Eleven people were killed in sectarian fighting in Islamabad. The Taliban "expelled" Asmatullah Muawiya for welcoming negotiations with the government; Muawiya said they did not have the authority to do so.
Ghulam Jan Wazi, a Taliban commander who sheltered al Qaeda and other foreign terrorists, was killed along with four fighters in a bombing in South Waziristan. The Taliban killed a soldier and a civilian in a bombing in Karachi. Asmatullah Muawiya, a Taliban and al Qaeda commander, said he welcomes negotiations with the government.
The US Treasury added to its terrorism blacklist senior al Qaeda official Umar Siddique Kathio Azmarai; and the Jamia Taleem-Ul-Quran-Wal-Hadith Madrassa (the "Ganj Madrassa"), a school in Peshawar that serves as a training and funding center for al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba, and the Taliban. Pakistani authorities arrested at least two terrorists during a raid on an alleged al Qaeda communications center in a Lahore suburb. Security forces claimed to have seized 100 tons of explosives and arrested 10 militants during a raid in Quetta. Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was charged with the 2007 murder of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Prime Minister Sharif yesterday called for talks with the Taliban but said another option was "full use of force."
Four "gunmen" killed 10 people in an attack during Eid prayers at a mosque in Quetta. No group has claimed credit for the attack. Security guards killed a would-be suicide bomber outside of a Shia mosque in Islamabad.
A suicide bomber killed 30 people, including at least 21 policemen, in an attack at a funeral for a police officer at a mosque in Quetta. Four senior police officials were among those killed in the blast.
The Taliban assaulted a prison in Dera Ismail Khan and freed more than 200 prisoners and killed six security personnel. Eight "militants" and two soldiers were killed in Darra Adam Khel. A policeman was killed during a militant attack on polio vaccination workers in Pishin.
The US killed four "Arab" and four Taliban fighters in a drone strike in the Shawal Valley in North Waziristan. The military killed "an al Qaeda-linked foreign militant" and five fighters as they attacked a checkpoint in Thall.
Twin explosions carried out by two suicide bombers on motorcycles at a market and a taxi stand in Parachinar, the capital of Kurram tribal agency, killed at least 48 people and wounded 200 more. A spokesman claimed the attack for Ansarul Mujahideen, and warned of more attacks on the Shia community. Two people were killed by a land mine in Kurram. The bodies of 20 suspected militants killed last week were found in Khyber.
Jundallah claimed credit for a suicide assault that killed four ISID personnel, including the group's deputy director in Sukkur. The mutilated bodies of 21 "militants" were found in Khyber. The bodyguard and the driver for the Deputy Commander of Frontier Reserve Police were killed in an attack in Peshawar.