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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.
The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi killed 92 people in suicide and IED attacks in Quetta. Twenty-two more Pakistanis were killed in a blast in Swat; it is unclear if the blast was caused by a bomb. US drones killed six "militants" in North Waziristan.
Pakistani officials claimed that at least 25 mortar shells fired from Afghanistan struck the border area of Ghulam Khan in North Waziristan. Seven unidentified bullet-riddled bodies were found dumped near Sarobi in North Waziristan. Tribesmen held a massive rally in South Waziristan demonstrating against the US drone campaign.
The Taliban named Bahwal Khan as Mullah Nazir's replacement in South Waziristan. Security forces killed 21 Lashkar-e-Islam fighters in Khyber. Two people were killed in a bombing at an electrical tower in Peshawar. Seven bodies thought to be kidnapped Pakistani soldiers were found in North Waziristan.
US drones killed five "militants" in South Waziristan. "Gunmen" kidnapped seven soldiers in Jand as they were returning from leave in Rawalpindi. Security forces killed two "terrorists" during an operation in Miramshah in North Waziristan.
The government released eight more Afghan Taliban detainees, including former Taliban justice minister Mullah Nooruddin Turabi. The bodies of nine Pakistani Taliban, all shot in the head and chest, were found dumped in North Waziristan. Government technicians briefly unblocked YouTube after work on a system designed to filter out allegedly blasphemous material.
The Taliban executed 21 policemen after capturing them in an operation several days ago in Peshawar. Nineteen people were killed in a bombing in Mastung; the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is suspected of carrying out the IED attack.
Unidentified gunmen shot and wounded Auranzeb Farooqi, a prominent Sunni cleric and leader of the Ahle Sunnat-Wal-Jamaat party, in Karachi. Pakistani militants shot dead two Afghan policemen who were traveling to Quetta via Chaman. The policemen were accompanying a sick female companion to a medical facility in Quetta when they were abducted and murdered; the female was reportedly released.
Mullah Nazir banned cellphones with cameras and memory cards in Wana in South Waziristan. Following the assassination of ANP leader Bashir Bilour, the party is pushing for an operation to clear North Waziristan of insurgents.
"Gunmen" killed four medical personnel who were dispensing polio vaccinces in Karachi, and another in Peshawar. Ten people were wounded in a grenade attack outside an army recruiting center in Risalpur.