The strike ends an 11-day-long lull in the CIA-directed attacks in Pakistan’s tribal agencies. A compound in Mullah Nazir’s territory was the target of the attack.
The Taliban detonated a car bomb at a compressed natural gas station today, killing more than 32 people. The target was a nearby headquarters for the Inter-Services Intelligence directorate.
The Center for Public Integrity has released an investigative report detailing the circumstances of Daniel Pearl’s murder in 2002. The report highlights the “nexus” between Pakistani terrorist groups and al Qaeda, and provides new details concerning Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s role in the plot.
A remotely triggered bomb was detonated this morning at a Sufi and Hindu shrine in the city of Pakpattan in Punjab province.
Two suicide bombers detonated within minutes of each other at the shrine of the patron saint of Karachi.
In today’s attacks, 54 Shia were killed during a protest in Quetta and one Ahmadi was killed at a mosque in Mardan.
The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi al Almi, another name for the Punjabi Taliban, claimed it carried out the attack.
Ebad-ul-Rehman is thought to have been killed in the May 15 attack in the Tirah Valley on May 15. Rehman orchestrated the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.