Security forces killed six Taliban fighters in Swat; five Taliban fighters and commanders surrendered. Four civilians were killed when the military shelled their home in Khyber. Reports indicate upwards of 1,500 Taliban fighters are in Shangla.
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Border security forces reportedly surrounded and arrested three Americans who accidentally crossed the border from Iraq into Iran while hiking near the town of Ahmed Awaa near Halabja. US troops are said to have deployed to the border to search for the Americans.
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Shabaab ordered women in Afgoi to wear burkas and banned khat. The pro-government Ahlu Sunna Waljama said they are organizing forces in all 18 of Somalia’s provinces. Eight Ugandan soldiers are recovering from what appears to be a poisoning incident in Mogadishu.
Three soldiers and an al Qaeda leader were killed after al Qaeda fighters ambushed an Army convoy heading to Ma’arib. Two soldiers were killed during the ambush, and one soldier and wanted al Qaeda leader A’ed Saleh al-Shabwani were killed after security forces raided a hideout.
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Mohammad Yusuf, the leader of Boko Haram, was killed after being detained by Nigerian police, who claimed he had been attempting to escape. Yusuf had led the group responsible for the Islamist uprising in Northern Nigeria.
Twenty-nine Iraqis were killed and 61 more were wounded in bombings outside mosques in Baghdad. Two more Iraqis were killed in a bombing in Mosul. Security forces detained 18 wanted men in Basrah and four al Qaeda in Iraq operatives in Wasit.
Four Afghan soldiers were killed after the Taliban ambushed a convoy in Farah province. Two ISAF soldiers were killed during Taliban attacks in southern Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed to have captured two policemen in Paktika. The UN said civilian deaths in Afghanistan have increased by 24 percent.
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Two Taliban fighters and one security official were killed after the Taliban attacked a checkpoint in North Waziristan. Lashkar-e-Islami executed four men accused of kidnapping in Khyber. Police are questioning Sufi Mohammed and his two sons in Peshawar. Security forces detained 22 Taliban fighters in Swat and Bajaur and five more in Sargodha.
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Mohammad Yusuf, the leader of Boko Haram, has been killed by government forces in Maiduguri, northern Nigeria. Some reports say he was killed trying to escape from police custody after being detained, but others say he died trying to escape from a shootout with Nigerian police forces.
President Obama and President Arroyo discussed US-Philippine relations at the White House, including their mutual commitment to the fight against terrorism in the southern Philippines. In Basilan province, a civilian security volunteer was killed in an ambush by Moro Islamic Liberation Front gunmen only two kilometers outside a Philippine Marine outpost.
Four Iraqis were killed in a suicide car bombing in Al Qaim and four more were killed in a bombing at a political headquarters in Baqubah. Two Iraqi policemen were killed during clashes with the People’s Mujahideen at Camp Ashraf. Security forces detained a Moroccan terrorist as he planted an IED north of Mosul.
Police broke up a group of 300 Iranians mourning the death of Neda Agha-Soltan at her burial site. Defeated presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi was forced to leave the memorial. Seventy-one US senators have co-sponsored a bill that calls for sanctions that would target Iran’s refined petroleum imports because Iran continues to pursue its nuclear program.
Four Afghan private security guards were killed in an IED attack in the Nahar Saraj district in Helmand province. Six civilians were reported killed during an airstrike that targeted Taliban fighters in Zabul province. The DEA is greatly increasing the number of agents in Afghanistan. The Taliban vowed to disrupt the upcoming presidential election.
Rashad Saied, a close friend of Osama bin Laden, denied that Osama’s son Sa’ad was killed in a US airstrike earlier this year. “If Saad had been killed, al-Qaeda would have announced that,” he said. “They announced the death of many key figures in the organization before. It is considered a source of pride for […]
At least 14 Algerian soldiers were killed and 20 injured by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb members when their convoy was ambushed in Tipaza province, in northwestern Algeria. Attacks in west Algeria are rare. The attack may have been retaliation for the recent killing of 16 AQIM fighters in Algeria’s anti-terror campaign.
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China: Uighur leader says 10,000 missing after riots
Rebiya Kadeer, the exiled Uighur activist, said that more than 10,000 Uighurs are missing after riots in Xinjiang’s capital of Urumqi that resulted in 197 killed. The government published a list of 15 wanted Uighurs for their involvement in fomenting the riots.