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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.
Pakistani jets killed eight "militants" in Arakzai. The chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa dodged a suicide bombing in Mardan. The fate of the Taliban commander Tariq Afridi is still unknown. The Taliban rejected peace talks.
A suicide bomber killed seven people in an attack on a police station in Bannu. Upwards of six members of a Taliban suicide assault team were killed in a separate attack on a police station in Bannu. The Taliban killed nine people in two bombings in Arakzai. Two Taliban commanders were gunned down in Khyber.
US drones killed two Arab al Qaeda operatives, including an explosives expert, four Uzbeks, and a Taliban fighter in a strike in South Waziristan. Pakistan's foreign secretary claimed al Qaeda has been eliminated in his country.
Thirteen security personnel, 12 Taliban fighters, and 10 civilians were killed after the Taliban launched an assault on a checkpoint in Lakki Marwat. The Taliban killed two more soldiers in an IED attack in Arakzai.
The Pakistani military claimed it killed 33 Taliban and Lashkar-e-Islam fighters in airstrikes in Khyber and Arakzai tribal agencies. The Taliban, which has been battling the rival Ansarul Islam in Khyber, denied the Pakistani military's claims.
Fifty-three people were killed after the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan and Ansarul Islam clashed in Khyber's Tirah Valley. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's information minister called for peace talks with the Taliban.
Two policemen, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police, and two civilians were killed in a bombing in Karachi. Pakistan admitted to holding more than 700 terrorism suspects without charging them with crimes.
The Taliban executed a "US spy" who they claimed is responsible for the drone strike that killed mullah Nazir in South Waziristan. The Taliban's spokesman vowed that his group would attack a Hindu group in Kashmir.
The Taliban killed two soldiers in Mohmand and a Frontier Corps trooper in Khyber, and wounded four soldiers in an IED attack in North Waziristan. Thirty-eight people have been killed in sectarian violence in Karachi in the past week.
The Taliban in South Waziristan distributed pamphlets conveying their determination to control the area and avenge the death of Mullah Nazir, who was killed by a US drone strike two weeks ago. The Taliban also said there was no disunity in their ranks, which are being led by new commander Salahuddin Ayubi.