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Sixteen people were killed in a bombing at an Awami National Party political rally in Peshawar. The Taliban killed four soldiers in a bombing in Miramshah in North Waziristan. Polio vaccination workers were attacked in Karachi.
The Taliban killed nine civilians in a bombing on a bus in Peshawar, and bombed a school in Khyber and a politician's office in North Waziristan. Security forces killed seven "militants" and captured two hideouts during operations in Khyber.
Four Taliban fighters and a policeman were killed during a clash in Peshawar. The US will end counterinsurgency support funding for Pakistani forces starting in 2014. Former President Musharraf admitted that he approved some US drone strikes in Pakistan.
Fifteen "militants" and one security official were killed during fighting in the Tirah Valley in Khyber. Two Pakistanis were killed in a bombing in Khyber. The Taliban assassinated a politician in a drive-by shooting in Hyderabad.
Security forces killed eight Taliban fighters in Arakzai. The Taliban killed a policeman in an attack on polio vaccination teams in Mardan. Five people, including two policemen, were killed in attacks in Karachi.
The military claimed that 100 militants and 13 soldiers were killed in clashes in the Tirah Valley. A deputy superintendent of police and his guard were gunned down in Quetta; the police official had been awaiting transfer to Islamabad because he had received death threats for cracking down on terrorist groups.
Three French jihadists from Orleans were deported to France; they had been held in Pakistan since May 28, 2012 after entering the country illegally from Iran. They were detained with al Qaeda operative Naamen Meziche, whose arrest was announced in June 2012. Pakistani officials said at the time he was likely going to Somalia, but Western officials believe he was headed for Pakistan's tribal areas near the Afghan border.
The Taliban killed three policemen and five electrical workers in an attack on a power substation in Peshawar; four workers are missing. The military killed five Taliban fighters in airstrikes in North Waziristan.
The Taliban claimed credit for bombings in Bannu and Mardan that killed three people. A policemen was killed in a suicide attack in Mardan, while two people were killed in an IED attack at a political rally in Bannu.
Security forces killed three Taliban fighters as they attacked an outpost in Bajaur. Two security personnel were killed in a bombing in Bajaur. Pakistani security officials claimed that 9,000, including more than 3,000 security personnel, people have been killed in terrorist attacks in the past five years.
Five people were killed in a bombing inside of a mosque in Peshawar. A Muslim mob torched dozens of homes in a Christian neighborhood in Karachi after a Christian man was accused of committing blasphemy.
Security forces killed 11 Taliban fighters in operations in Arakzai and Khyber. Eleven Taliban and Ansarul Islam fighters were killed in clashes in Khyber's Tirah Valley. The US said Pakistan may face sanctions if it completes a gas pipeline with Iran.
Five Taliban fighters and one security official were killed in fighting in Arakzai. The Taliban released a video of a university chancellor who was kidnapped in Peshawar two years ago. Pakistan will build a gas line to Iran despite US objections.
A UN Human Rights Council report said a "sense of impunity" surrounds the hundreds, if not thousands, of forced disappearances in Pakistan which, according to the report, became widespread after 9/11. Although the cases typically involved a person's arrest by law enforcement authorities working in conjunction with intelligence agencies, the UN Working Group "was unable to obtain information on any conviction of State agents in relation to acts of enforced disappearance."
Police arrested a Taliban fundraiser and four "militants" in Karachi. Pakistan requested that Afghanistan extradite former Taliban commander Faqir Mohammed. Police have initiated a blasphemy probe against Sherry Rehman, Pakistan's Ambassador to the US.