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A US strike killed 8 people, including Arabs and Uzbeks, in South Waziristan. The Taliban killed four security personnel and 10 civilians, and captured two policemen in attacks in Mohmand, Khyber, and Arakzai. Seven Taliban were killed and 15 were captured in Kohat.
The military said the Taliban has 'lost' in Bajaur and Mohmand. Sufi Mohammed has demanded the establishment of sharia courts by mid-March, while the government has reversed its decision to distribute weapons there. Three aides of Baitullah Mehsud have been detained in Karachi.
The Taliban abducted two Frontier Corps troops after a firefight in Khyber. 'Unknown gunmen' fired on a bus transporting Shia school children; the driver was killed and two children were wounded, and five more were kidnapped. A large, well-armed Taliban force is present in Karachi, according to a police report.
President Zardari said he imposed governor rule after Nawaz Sharif declared 'war' over a supreme court decision that prevents him and his brother from holding office. The Swat Taliban stopped a military convoy from entering Mingora. The Taliban beheaded a 'US spy' as a gift to the US president.
The Supreme Court ruled that the Sharif brothers are ineligible to run for office and stripped them of control of Punjab province. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan said it will fully support the Lashkar-e-Islam if the Army launches an operation in Khyber. The Taliban said it will dismantle checkpoints in Swat after the Army leaves.
The military ordered a 4-day ceasefire in Bajaur while the Swat Taliban agreed to implement an indefinite ceasefire. The commander of the Frontier Corps urged NATO to seal the Afghan border. Two civilians were killed in a bombing that targeted policemen in Kohat.
A new Waziristan Taliban alliance has been formed on the orders of Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar. The Bajaur Taliban announced a unilateral ceasefire and the military took control of a vital region. The military killed 10 Lashkar-e-Islam fighters in Khyber. A suicide bomber killed a policeman in Bannu.
The Taliban released a senior Swat official and his six bodyguards after kidnapping them earlier today; they were exchanged for two Taliban prisoners. The Taliban murdered a policeman in Kohat and destroyed six shops in Khyber. Four Taliban fighters were killed in Bajaur.
A 'permanent ceasefire™ was announced in Swat. Security forces killed eight Taliban fighters in Bajaur. The Taliban attacked a NATO fuel tanker in Khyber and killed a paramilitary officer in North Waziristan. Two suicide bombers died from premature detonation in Bannu.
A suicide attack on a Shia funeral procession killed 32 civilians. A bombing in Lakki Marwat killed four civilans. Baitullah Mehsud, Mullah Nazir, and Hafiz Gul Bahadar have formed and alliance to prevent outside enemies from dividing the Taliban. Security forces killed four Taliban fighters in Bajaur
The Swat Taliban want the government to release its followers, drop all criminal charges, and withdraw the military. Jamaat-e-Islami demanded the implementation of sharia throughout all of Pakistan.Security forces killed 14 Taliban fighters in Bajaur. Punjab province ordered the closure of two facilities in Attack used by NATO supply convoys.
Security forces killed 10 Taliban fighters in Bajaur. The Taliban bombed two schools in Swat and blew up the press club in South Waziristan. The Taliban will temporarily halt attacks in Bannu. The government said Masood Azhar and Dawood Ibrahim are not in Pakistan.
Sufi Mohammed said he hates democracy and said Afghanistan's Taliban government was an "ideal example for other Muslim countries." Four civilians were killed and 18 were wounded in a bombing in Peshawar. Six Taliban were killed in Bajaur and three were captured in Lahore. The Taliban ordered CD and barber shops in Charsadda to close.
A US strike in Kurram killed 30 Taliban fighters. The Army, Prime Minister Gilani, the Tehrik-e-Taliban, and the TNSM endorsed the Swat peace agreement; President Zardari will not endorse it until peace is restored. Punjab province may seal its borders to the Northwest Frontier Province and Baluchistan after recent attacks. Five Taliban fighters were killed in Bajaur.
The Pakistani government agreed to end military operations in Swat and implement sharia in the Malakand Division. Three people were killed in a mortar attack and the Taliban bombed a school in Swat. The Taliban murdered a "US spy" in North Waziristan. Six Taliban fighters were killed in Bajaur. An aide of Baitullah Mehsud died from injuries.
A US airstrike killed more than 25 Uzbek and Taliban fighters in South Waziristan. Two policemen were killed and four Taliban fighters were detained in Peshawar. The Swat Taliban released the captive Chinese engineer. Police found three suicide vests in Islamabad.
Pakistan's defense minister denied that the US is operating Predators from inside the country. President Zardari said force must be used to defeat the Taliban, while Prime Minister Gilani said other measures are required. Security forces killed five Taliban in Swat and captured five suicide bomber in Quetta. The Taliban killed two women in Kohat and attacked a police checkpoint in Bannu.
Pakistan has conceded that the Mumbai attacks were launched from it soil; eight men were charged, including three senior Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders. The Taliban killed a policeman in North Waziristan and a soldier in Swat, and threatened to kill more politicians. Four Taliban fighters were killed in Bajaur.
Five Taliban fighters and one soldier were killed in Bajaur. The Taliban killed a provincial senator in a bombing in Peshawar, killed a policeman in Lakki Marwat, bombed a police checkpoint in Mianwali, and threatened to destroy all schools in Bajaur if the military did not end operations in the tribal areas.
Security forces claimed to have killed 50 Taliban in Swat and 11 more in Bajaur. Businessmen in Peshawar are refusing to pay taxes due to the poor security situation. Police claimed to have arrested eight Indian spies in Punjab and Sindh provinces.