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More than 70 were killed and 250 wounded in a suicide bombing at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad. Ten soldiers were killed and 12 were wounded in a suicide attack on a convoy in North Waziristan. The military killed 16 Taliban fighters in Bajaur. Two suicide bombers were captured in Hangu.
A bombing at a madrassa run by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam in Quetta killed five people and injured 10. A tribal jirga in Swat threatened to break a peace agreement if the military does not withdraw from a region in Swat. Dozens of US military advisers are set to arrive in Pakistan in the next several weeks.
Local tribesmen defeated a Taliban attempt to kidnap 300 school children in Dir. The military claimed eight Taliban and al Qaeda fighters were killed in strikes in Bajaur. The Taliban released eight security officers. The Taliban demanded the release of a deputy of Baitullah Mehsud in exchange for the remaining captive officers. Fourteen were killed in sectarian fighting in Kurram.
A US missile strike in South Waziristan killed five Taliban. Pakistan denied it worked with the US on the strike. The military said 19 Taliban fighters were killed in Bajaur. Troops moved into a region in Swat after the Taliban agreed to withdraw. The Taliban executed a "US spy" in Khyber, bombed a bridge on the Indus Highway, and warned a woman not to work with USAID.
Pakistan's chief military spokesman said its forces have orders to "open fire" on US troops crossing the border, then later downplayed the remarks. The US recommended Pakistan reform the ISI. The UK said it does not support US incursions into Pakistan. Tribesmen in Khyber threatened to shut down NATO's supply line. Three soldiers were killed in a suicide attack in Swat.
The military shot at two US helicopters attempting the cross the border in South Waziristan; the US military denied the incident happened. The Swat Taliban freed 25 captive officials as truce talks broke down. The military said 24 Taliban were killed in Bajaur. A Taliban commander was captured in Mohmand.
The Kohat Tunnel and Indus Highway have been closed for 17 days. The military said it killed 30 Taliban fighters in Bajaur. The Swat Taliban said they would release 38 captive security personnel in the next 48 hours. The Taliban murdered a "US spy" in North Waziristan. Pakistan™s high commissioner to the UK said US incursion could "make the streets of London less safe."
The military claimed 72 Taliban fighters and eight soldiers were killed in Bajaur. More than 100 Taliban fighters overran a government building on the outskirts of Peshawar. Police in Peshawar are purchasing their own weapons to defend themselves. A suspected suicide bomber was arrested in Islamabad. The Pakistani Air Force patrolled over the Waziristans.
Missiles fired from a suspected US drone killed 12 people associated with the Afghan militant organization, Al Badar, in North Waziristan. Security forces killed 20 more insurgents in fresh clashes that broke out in the Loisam, Sangkhata, and Shankai areas of the Bajaur Agency. The Sept. 3 commando stike by US Navy SEALS in South Waziristan was aimed at capturing Jalaluddin Haqqani.
The military claimed more than 100 "militants" including many foreigners were killed during fighting in Bajaur and another eight were killed in Swat. The Taliban beheaded two police recruits in Hangu and executed three "US spies" in Bajaur.
Baitullah Mehsud's deputy has been granted bail. NATO said it would not participate in cross-border attacks inside Paksitan.
The Haqqani Network attacked Pakistani bases in North Waziristan one day after the US struck the Manba Ulom madrassa. Al Qaeda's leader in Pakistan is said to have been killed in the strike. Prime Minister Gilani said the US is targeting innocent people in Waziristan. The military said it killed seven Taliban fighters in Bajaur. The Taliban killed five civilians in Swat.
The US embassy in Islamabad and the consulate in Karachi received envelopes filled with an unknown white powder. A oil tanker destined for NATO forces in Afghanistan was hit with an RPG at the Chaman border crossing. The government said 10 Taliban fighters were killed in Swat and security has been restored in regions in Bajaur.
A pickup truck packed with explosives blew up a police security checkpoint in Peshawar, killing at least 30 people and injuring dozens more. Police say the death toll is likely to rise because people are stuck under the rubble of nearby buildings, which collapsed from the force of the blast. Fighting in Bajaur has forced 200,000 residents to flee their villages in recent weeks.
Pakistan closed the Torkham border crossing in Khyber agency to NATO traffic the same day it said it reserved the right t respond to US airstrikes inside Pakistan. The US struck an al Qaeda safe house in North Waziristan; five "foreigners" were reported killed. The Taliban raided a checkpoint in Khyber. The Salarzai tribes in Bajaur agency announced sanctions against those supporting the Taliban. Local tribes killed six Taliban kidnappers in Swat.
The US killed four during an airstrike on an al Qaeda safe house in South Waziristan. Seventeen Taliban were reported killed during fighting in Swat. The Lashkar-e-Islam kidnapped three tribal police personnel in Khyber. The Taliban threatened a pro-government tribe in Bajaur. "Very important" government officials have received death threats from the Taliban.
Taliban took credit for the assassination attempt on the prime minister. The government claimed 30 Taliban were killed during an operation in Swat. The Taliban kidnapped 32 police recruits in Khyber and six security officials in Landi Kotal. Baitullah Mehsud's Taliban joined forces with the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in Karachi.
The Taliban claimed it kidnapped two Chinese engineers near the Afghan border. Nine Pakistanis were killed in a military offensive in Darra Adam Khel. Eight civilians were killed in a Pakistani military mortar attack in Bajaur. A tribal army retook two Taliban-control villages in Kurram; a cease-fire was declared after nine were killed and 26 were wounded. A large bomb was seized in Hangu.
Six were killed, including "foreigners" in a US strike on an al Qaeda safe house in North Waziristan. Fighting in Kurram claimed 95 killed and 200 wounded. Lashkar-e-Islam leader Mangal Bagh fled Landi Kotal ahead of an operation. Tribesmen torched the homes of local Taliban in the Salarzai region in Bajaur. The Taliban bombed a bridge in Amrdan.
The government declared a cease-fire for the month of Ramadan. Five terrorists, including two Canadian Arabs, were killed in a US airstrike in South Waziristan. Forty Taliban fighters, including a commander were reported killed in Swat. Eighteen Taliban surrendered to police in Peshawar.
The military thwarted a triple suicide bomb attack near the Kohat Tunnel; five were killed and 37 wounded. The government may halt military operations in the tribal areas and Swat during Ramadan. Twenty-five Taliban fighters, including a commander, were reported killed in airstrikes in Swat. Politicians said the government has lost its writ in Swat. Tribes are debating the expanded presence of the Lashkar-e-Islam in Khyber.