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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.
A Taliban suicide assault team killed four civilians in an attack on the military side of the airport in Peshawar. Five Taliban fighters were killed in the attack; three died in a premature detonation.
A Taliban suicide assault team killed three policemen, two civilians, and a soldier in an attack on a police station in Bannu. The Taliban said the attack was launched to avenge the death of Baitullah Mehsud's nephew.
US drones killed three "militants" in a strike in South Waziristan; the strike is the first in Pakistan in 36 days. Mullah Nazir was wounded in a suicide attack in Wana in South Waziristan; six people were killed in the blast.
Security force killed five Taliban fighters near Wana in South Waziristan. Police arrested five Taliban fighters in Punjab province. Teh government is considering the release of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Baradar.
The Taliban killed a soldier and wounded another during an attack on an outpost in South Waziristan. The "Mujahideen-e-Waziristan" warned tribals in Wana not to join the Levies. Five people were killed in violence in Karachi.