Major incidents of Terrorism-related violence in Pakistan, 2008
December 31: Three women and a boy of a family were killed and six persons, including four women, were injured when a rocket hit a house in Darra Adamkhel in the NWFP. Officials said the rocket fired from some location in the hills near the town blew up the house, killing the three women and the boy on the spot. Six other members of the family were injured. Sources said this was the first rocket attack in Darra Adamkhel after a lull of one month. They said militants had escaped from the area to the Orakzai Agency after a military operation was launched in the area. The army had launched an operation in Darra Adamkhel in August 2008 following a suicide attack on a military camp near the Kohat Tunnel.
December 30: Five militants and three civilians were killed and several others injured when SFs targeted suspected militant hideouts in different parts of Bajaur Agency. SFs resorted to heavy mortar shelling after militants fired five missiles towards Khar, regional headquarters of Bajaur Agency, from Kohi Mor and Maram Ghundai areas. They said that three missiles landed in the Civil Colony, one fell near a check post in Fajja and one hit the Siddiqabad area. However, no casualty was reported in these missile attacks. The SFs countered the attack and fired mortar shells to target the militants’ positions. Two militants were consequently killed and a number of hideouts destroyed in the shelling on Kohi Mor and Maram Ghundai hills, said official sources. They also said a mortar shell fell in the Tope area, killing three civilians and injuring one. Officials added that three more militants were killed when SFs retaliated to an attack on a check post in the Zor Bandar area, about 18 kilometers from Khar.
December 28: 43 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car near a polling station in a Government school in the Buner District of NWFP. 16 persons were injured in the blast believed to have been carried out to disrupt the by-election for a National Assembly seat. "It was apparently a suicide attack," Deputy Superintendent of Police, Arsala Khan, said, adding the bomber detonated his explosive-laden car parked near camps set up by different parties in front of the school in Shalbandi village, 5kms from the District headquarters of Daggar. The front wall of the school and an adjoining market and were destroyed and a mosque and several houses were damaged. Police said two Policemen, a volunteer and five children were among the victims. According to witnesses, the bomber was about 18 years old.
Three persons were killed by suspected militants on charges of ‘spying for the United States’ forces in Afghanistan and their bodies were thrown on the main Bannu-Miranshah Road.
December 27: Approximately seven persons were killed in fresh incidents of violence in Swat District while SFs claimed killing 34 militants in the four-day operation in Alamganj area of Khwazakhela. A press release of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said SFs had killed 34 militants, including an important commander Abdul Aziz alias Kotay, during the four-day operation. The troops suffered two casualties, it further said.
Four people, including three children, of a family were killed when a shell landed at their house in the Bajaur Agency of FATA. The shell fired from an unidentified location hit the house in the Mandal area of Bajaur, sources said.
December 26: Seven persons were killed and 10 others, including three SFs personnel, were injured in the ongoing military operation in Swat Valley. Four persons were shot dead for violating the curfew. The incident took place near a security check-post in Golibagh town of Khwazakhela sub-division. In Manglawar, the SFs opened fire on two suspects, killing them on the spot. In another incident, the mother of a soldier, Samiul Haq, was killed and seven other members of his family sustained injuries when their house was hit by a mortar shell in Golibagh area.
In a suspected sectarian incident, unidentified gunmen shot dead five persons, including a senior Government official, in the vicinity of Gilgit town. Abdul Wahid, the Director of Agriculture Department, one of his associates, his wife and a child and his driver were killed in the ambush after more than one of the assailants opened indiscriminate firing on his vehicle. The deceased director was reportedly on his way to office in the morning when his vehicle came under fire from both sides of the road in an apparently sectarian motivated but highly organised target killing near Naikoi area, about 10 kilometers from Gilgit town.
December 25: Four persons, including two women, were killed in the ongoing military operation in the Swat valley of NWFP. All the dead belonged to Alamganj town of Khwazakhela, where SFs have been engaged in an operation against the Maulana Fazlullah-led militants.
SFs killed four Taliban militants in the Mamoond tehsil (revenue division) of Bajaur Agency in the FATA.
December 24: At least 11 Taliban militants were killed and several others injured when the SF attacked their hideouts in the Shakardara area of Swat District in the NWFP. A Swat Media Centre spokesman said the SFs, backed by gunship helicopters and artillery, had targeted the Taliban locations at Shakardara in the Matta tehsil (revenue division) and killed 11 Taliban militants. The SFs also consolidated their positions in Sangota, he added. At least 22 Taliban militants and two soldiers have been killed during the last two days of the operation at Shakardara.
December 23: SFs claimed to have killed seven militants in Shakardara, while six other people were killed in fresh incidents of violence in the Swat Valley. A military official said SFs also destroyed the militants’ positions in Shakardara. He said troops suffered no loss in the operation.
December 22: 23 people, including 15 militants, were killed in a ground operation against the militants and other incidents of violence in Shakardara area of Swat District. The ISPR-run Swat Media Centre (SMC) said SFs launched a ground assault against the militants in Shakardarra, the stronghold of Maulana Fazlullah-led militants. It said SFs started a search-and-cordon operation early in the morning, backed by gunship helicopters, and killed 15 militants, besides injuring scores others, and destroyed their command and control centres.
Seven suspected militants reportedly belonging to the Punjab province were killed and several others sustained injuries when three US spy planes fired missiles at two vehicles and a house at Karikot, Azam Warsak and Dhog villages of South Waziristan Agency (SWA). Officials and tribal sources told from Wana, headquarters of SWA, that the CIA-operated spy planes fired three missiles, two at vehicles parked at Karikot and Azam Warsak villages, and another at a house, which did not explode. They said the Maulana Nazeer-led Ahmadzai Wazir and Punjabi Taliban had installed heavy weapons on both the vehicles from which they fired at the drones in the morning. Sources close to the militants said three militants hailing from Punjab were killed at Karikot village where the drone fired a Hellfire missile at a double-cabin pick-truck parked near the village. Similarly, they said, four more suspected militants, also from Punjab, died when their truck was hit by the pilotless spy plane. Villagers in Wana said another missile, which the drone had fired at a home at Dhog, could not explode.
December 21: Six persons, including two women, were killed and three others sustained injuries when jetfighters targeted the Omaray area of Mamond sub-division in the Bajaur Agency of FATA. Sources said fighter planes targeted suspected hideouts of the militants in Omaray, killing two persons. Eyewitnesses said a truck, parked in the main square of Omaray, came under attack of jetfighters, killing four persons, including two women, on the spot and injuring three others.
Militants in the Swat District shot dead a Police official, an elected councillor and his son and burnt the family’s household items and goods kept in their shop. Four persons, including a woman, were also killed when mortar shells fired by the SFs hit their houses in Alamganj village.
December 19: Two drivers and a cleaner were killed when militants opened fire on an empty oil tanker near the Landikotal Bazaar in Khyber Agency. Sources said the oil tanker was on its way to Khyber Walikhel after supplying oil to the US forces in Afghanistan, when the militants attacked it with light and automatic guns, killing driver Rehan and cleaner Shabir on the spot. The co-driver, Wasif, also sustained bullet injuries and was rushed to the Landikotal Civil Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
December 16: SFs killed seven militants, including a prominent commander, when the latter attacked a checkpoint in Safi area of the Mohmand Agency. Talking to the media, a spokesperson for the Mohmand Rifles, a wing of paramilitary Frontier Corps, claimed that a group of 120 militants attacked the Darwazgai-2 check-post with heavy weapons on the night of December 15. SFs retaliated and targeted militants’ positions with artillery and mortar guns. The official said seven militants, including an important commander Zar Muhammad alias Zaray, and a trooper from the Mohmand Rifles, Ibad Gul, were killed in an encounter that continued for three hours.
December 15: The Taliban in Swat killed three people while three others were lashed for allegedly selling narcotics. Militants reportedly beheaded two followers of rival cleric Pir Sameeullah in the Gwalerai area of Matta tehsil (revenue division). The Taliban had killed Samiullah in a clash on December 14 and had taken 25 of his followers as hostage.
December 14: The Taliban killed an anti-Taliban cleric, Pir Samiullah, and his eight followers. Soon after the killings, the Taliban took over Mandal Daag area in Swat from the followers of the cleric. The Taliban also torched the houses of Samiullah and 15 elders of his group, and abducted 25 of his followers. The Taliban later launched a search operation and seized 50 rifles, a rocket launcher and others weapons from the slain cleric’s followers.
December 13: Five civilians were killed when a car hit a landmine in the Jano area of Khawazakhela tehsil (revenue division) in Swat.
In Mandal Dag area of Matta tehsil, Taliban militants killed four people in a gun battle with followers of a local leader.
A commander was among four Taliban militants killed during an operation in the Bajaur Agency of FATA. The Taliban commander – identified only as Ismail – was killed in Bajaur’s Nawagai tehsil, while three other Taliban militants – all of them Afghan citizens – were killed in Sperai area of Mamoond tehsil.
December 12: Six persons were killed and four others sustained injuries in two separate incidents of violence in Swat Valley. Sources said three persons were killed in an armed clash between militants of the banned TTP Swat chapter and Pir Samiullah group in Mandal Dag area of Matta tehsil (revenue division). The victims were from Pir Samiullah group. The militants also freed 150 hostages out of 200 of the Pir group, while the remaining 50 people were shifted to an undisclosed location. The militants had captured them along with five vehicles when they blocked the road leading to Aghal Mandal Dag area on December 11. For the return of 50 hostages, the militants were demanding custody of those people who had attacked the house of a Taliban commander with hand grenades in the area.
Three persons, including two minors, were killed and four others sustained injuries when artillery shells reportedly hit their houses in Kabal.
December 11: Five militants were killed and seven others sustained injuries in an exchange of fire with the SFs in Targhakhi area of Pandyalai tehsil in the Mohmand Agency. A group of local militants attacked the Targhakhi checkpoint in Pandyalai tehsil near Ghalanai, the Agency headquarters, with mortar guns and other heavy weapons. However, the SFs retaliated with artillery and mortar guns from the Ghalanai headquarters and the Yousafkhel checkpoint, killing five militants on the spot and injuring seven others. The houses of Mutabar Khan and Rahmanuddin in Pandyalai were also destroyed in the shelling.
Six suspected militants were killed when a missile apparently fired by a US drone struck a house in the Azam Warsak area of South Waziristan. The missile hit a house next to a seminary, a senior security official told. Local intelligence officials confirmed the strike, saying the missile destroyed the house and damaged the seminary.
December 8: Taliban torched at least 53 vehicles destined for NATO forces in Afghanistan in an attack on the outskirts of Peshawar, the second such raid in two days, police and locals said. Armed gunmen shouting ‘God is great’ attacked Bilal Container Terminal near Jamil Chowk on the Ring Road at around 3am, said Zahid Ali, a local resident. He said he heard gunshots and explosions after which a large part of the terminal caught fire. City Superintendent of Police Chaudary Ashraf said it was a sabotage attack. The number of attackers could not be ascertained, he said, and it was not clear how they entered the terminal and set ablaze the vehicles.
December 7: At least 171 vehicles of the US-led NATO forces, including 62 armoured personnel carriers, were torched by armed attackers in two parking bays on the Ring Road in the vicinity of Pishtakhara in Peshawar. Around 130 vehicles were completely destroyed in the attack, while 40 others were partially damaged. The attack is the biggest ever on NATO logistics in Pakistan, during which a watchman was killed while two others were injured when they offered resistance to over 300 attackers, who were armed with rocket launchers, hand grenades, petrol bombs and AK-47 rifles.
December 6: 13 Taliban militants and a trooper were killed in two clashes in Swat district of the NWFP. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) officials in Mingora said 11 Taliban militants were killed in shelling by helicopters in the Nalkot area of Matta tehsil (revenue division). Two more Taliban militants were killed and four wounded in an exchange of fire in the Sambat area of Matta. The officials also confirmed the killing of one trooper in the same incident.
December 5: A car bomb explosion outside an Imambargah (congregation hall for Shia rituals) near the Qisakhwani Bazaar in Peshawar, capital of the NWFP, killed at least 34 persons and injured more than 150. Imambargah Alamdar Karbala and several adjacent buildings in the Kocha Risaldar alley were damaged and the ensuing fire engulfed buildings, markets and vehicles. The powerful explosion also damaged electricity wires, plunging the area into darkness.
At least six persons were killed and eight others sustained injuries when an explosives-laden vehicle blew up in the Kalaia area of Lower Orakzai Agency. Officials said the suicide bomber was attempting to target a local fair, but the vehicle blew up before reaching the site when a petrol station’s guards started firing at it. Orakzai Political Agent Kamran Zaib told that six people were killed and eight injured in the explosion, but local sources put the death toll at 10, and said 15 people were injured.
Three people were killed in a missile attack by a suspected United States drone in the Mir Ali revenue division of North Waziristan. Two missiles were fired at a house in Kateera village in Khushal Torikhel area, around 20 kilometers south of Mir Ali, locals said. Intelligence officials and residents said those killed in the attack were Taliban militants. Two people were also injured in the attack.
December 4: SFs killed 10 Taliban militants in Malam Jabba and Matta in Swat. "The troops targeted (Taliban) hideouts in Malam Jabba and destroyed a vehicle prepared for a suicide explosion," the spokesman of Swat Media Centre as saying. He said that six militants were killed in the operation. In Matta, troops attacked a Taliban vehicle, killing four militants.
December 3: 14 militants and seven civilians were killed when fighter planes and gunship helicopters targeted various areas in the Lakaro tehsil of Mohmand Agency. Fighter planes and gunship helicopters bombed the hideouts of militants in Ziarat Mountain, Ghaziabad, Bagh hill, Bhawatha, Shawa Farsh, Mamad Gatt, Alingar, Hazeena, Chinari and Karer areas.
Five people, including three SF personnel, were killed and six others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber rammed his auto rickshaw into a vehicle of the SFs at Pir Qala area of Shabqadar tehsil in the Charsadda district.
December 2: One soldier, six militants and six civilians were killed and several others wounded in an exchange of fire and shelling in Swat valley. According to the Government media centre, the soldier, identified as Shaukat, was killed when militants ambushed a convoy in the Deolai area of Kabal tehsil (revenue division) early in the morning. The Inter-Services Public Relations said that six militants were killed when helicopter gunships shelled their positions. Six non-combatants, four of them members of a family, were killed and several others injured when some shells hit a civilian area. In the Sar Senai area of Kabal, a man was shot dead by suspected militants.
Six Taliban militants were killed and several others injured in security forces’ operation in several areas of Bajaur Agency. Locals said troops targeted the Kosar, Bai Cheena, Jannat Shah and Charmang areas of Khar revenue division with artillery. The six militants were reportedly killed in the operation in Bai Cheena.
Three persons, including two women of a family, died and a minor was critically injured when a shell struck their house in lower Chinari village of Lakaro tehsil in Mohmand Agency.
December 1: The fighter jets and artillery killed 15 Taliban militants in Bajaur Agency. The clashes took place in several areas of Bajaur where troops are engaged in fighting with the Taliban since the launch of an army operation in August 2008. Local administration official Mohammad Jamil said six militants were killed and three others injured in artillery fire on Nawagai area, while nine were killed after fighter jets bombarded their hideouts in Mamoond. Jamil added that a woman was also killed when a mortar hit her house in Mamoond.
11 civilians were killed and 66 persons, including two soldiers, injured when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden mini-truck into the Sangota checkpoint in the Swat valley. The suicide blast brought the roof of a nearby house down, leaving a woman dead. All the dead were civilians waiting at the checkpoint. A military official said the checkpoint was the target of the bomber.
November 30: Three SF personnel and eight militants were killed and 17 SF personnel sustained injuries in a gun-battle which followed a Taliban attack on a police checkpoint on the Bannu-Miranshah road in Bannu district. Police said the militants attacked the Baranpul checkpoint with rockets and mortars, killing three SF personnel and injuring 17 others. Bannu District Police Officer Mohammad Alam Khan Shinwari said the Taliban escaped with the bodies of seven militants, leaving one body behind.
SFs claimed killing nine militants in artillery and air attacks on their hideouts in the Mamond tehsil (revenue division) of Bajaur Agency. Four others were injured. A 40-year old woman was killed when artillery shells reportedly hit a civilian area. Air attacks were carried out in Kharkay, Damadola, Gatkai, Irab, Gat Agra, Tarkho and Kass areas.
Three policemen were killed and five others were injured when the Taliban militants fired rockets at a police vehicle near Lakki Marwat.
November 29: At least three people were killed and two injured in a missile attack by a suspected United States drone in the Chashma village of North Waziristan in the FATA. The attack targeted the house of a local tribesman Taj Muhammad, around two kilometers south of Miranshah. There was no immediate information about the identity of those killed.
November 28: At least seven people, including a policeman, were killed and 16 others, including four policemen, sustained injuries when a suicide bomber targeted a police patrol vehicle in Bannu district. Local sources told that a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a police car patrolling the streets near Tarezi Chowk on the main Bannu-Kohat road.
Seven persons, including six of a family, were killed in incidents of violence in the Swat Valley. Unidentified assailants entered a house in Gharibabad and shot dead six persons, including a 13-year-old child and three women of the same family. The dead were identified as Akbar Khan, his wife, two daughters, son and daughter-in-law. At Ayub Bridge, the security forces fired at a truck killing its driver, Muhammad Iqbal, while another person escaped narrowly.
Three militants were killed when the SFs attacked militant hideouts with gunship helicopters in different areas of Bajaur Agency. Sources said SFs targeted hideouts in the Charmang, Chamarkand and Chinar areas of Nawagai and Momand sub-divisions.
November 27: Five suspected militants were killed when a roadside explosion destroyed their vehicle in the Tiarza area of South Waziristan. Local people claimed that suspected militants belonging to the TTP of Baitullah Mehsud were traveling in a vehicle when it hit a roadside landmine at Tiarza, around 25 kilometers north of Wana. Locals suspect that relations between the groups of Baitullah Mehsud and deceased militant commander Abdullah Mehsud soured during last couple of days, resulting in this incident.
November 26: Five persons, including three Taliban militants, were killed in two separate clashes between the Taliban and police in Peshawar, capital of the NWFP. The first clash erupted when over 100 militants, believed to have entered the city from Darra Adam Khel, besieged the house of Adezai Union Council chief Abdul Malik. According to Malik, the Taliban ordered him to surrender or join them. Upon refusal, they targeted his house with rockets and hand-grenades, he told reporters at Lady Reading Hospital. Malik’s two relatives, Khayal Gul and Sher Mast, were killed while six people were injured in the attack. Malik said security forces came to his rescue soon and attacked the Taliban. After a two-hour battle, the Taliban fled from the incident site leaving behind two dead bodies.
November 25: Eight persons, including six Shias and two Sunnis, were killed and several injured in separate acts aimed at fanning sectarian violence in the Hangu and Kohat districts of NWFP.
Six Taliban militants were killed overnight as the Pakistani Army moved in on their hideouts in the Bajaur Agency. "Pakistani artillery pounded Taliban hideouts and underground bunkers, killing six and injuring four others," said local administration official Mohammad Jamil.
Four people were killed in Hangu when unidentified gunmen opened indiscriminate fire in Raysan Bazaar, police said. The armed men opened fire on a shop, killing Wilayat Khan, Hayat, Zafar Ali and Jabir Ali. Nine people, including eight Sunnis and a Shia, were wounded. The authorities feared the incidents were aimed at igniting sectarian violence in the NWFP.
Four persons were killed in Kohat district when unidentified gunmen fired at a passenger’s van in the Kachai area.
November 24: SFs claimed to have killed 25 hardcore militants during a military operation in the Michini area of Peshawar district. They also claimed arresting 40 militants and seizing a huge quantity of arms and ammunition. Addressing a press conference at a military base camp in Shno Ghondai area near Mohmand Agency, the NWFP’s Inspector General of Police, Malik Naveed, said that SFs controlled most of the areas and the operation was continuing to arrest militants. He said that some foreigners were also killed in the operation. During the operation, he said a police constable and two Frontier Constabulary personnel were also killed.
17 persons, including 15 militants, were killed in a military operation against the militants and fresh incidents of violence in the Swat valley.
SFs targeted suspected hideouts of militants in different areas of Pandyalai tehsil (revenue division) in the Mohmand Agency of FATA with artillery killing five militants and injuring an equal number of them. The SFs claimed that militants had attacked a check-post of the Mohmand Rifles with mortar guns which was retaliated.
November 23: Five militants were killed and several others sustained injuries in fresh air raids and artillery shelling in different areas of the Bajaur Agency. Sources said SFs, backed by jet fighters, gunship choppers and artillery, moved towards the headquarters of Nawagai tehsil (revenue division) and adjoining villages and took control of the area.
November 22: Four Taliban militants and three women were killed in bombing by fighter aircraft in the Bajaur Agency of FATA. Officials said the aircraft attacked suspected hideouts in Kas, Gatki and Kharki areas of Mamoond tehsil.
Five people, including two children, were killed and seven others injured when a bomb exploded in a mosque in the Tull tehsil of Hangu district in the NWFP. Hangu District Police Officer Sajjad Khan told the bomb went off at about 4:00pm (PST) during prayers in the Sewa Gul Mosque in the Mohallah Tandaroo Sunni neighbourhood.
British terror suspect Rashid Rauf was among the five people killed in a US drone attack in North Waziristan. A Western diplomatic source told the missile was fired from a jet across the border in Afghanistan. Peshawar-based intelligence officials said another al Qaeda militant Abu Zubair Al Masri was also among the dead.
Suspected Taliban militants fired rockets and bullets at the Lorra Pull police check post in the Mundan area of Bannu in NWFP at about 4:00am (PST), killing at least three policemen.
November 21: 22 militants were killed and five others sustained injuries when the SFs targeted hideouts of suspected militants in the Damadola area of Bajaur Agency. Sources said the SFs targeted hideouts in Damadola, Tanikhwar, Sapray, Charmang, Kotki, Zorbandar, Glokas Shenkot, Kharkay and Gutki areas of Mamond and Nawagai sub-divisions.
November 20: At least 24 Taliban militants, including 11 foreigners and one local commander, were killed in the military operation in Bajaur Agency. The foreign fighters killed in Bajaur were suspected to be Uzbek nationals, said Frontier Corps sources. They said the Taliban casualties came when security forces targeted militants in the Darbari, Saparai, Gatki, Bagori and Zorbandar areas of Mamoond and Nawagai sub-divisions.
The fighter jets targeted Taliban hideouts in the Ghat Piocher area of Matta sub-division in Swat, killing 20 militants.
An angry mob torched shops and vehicles and pelted police with rocks in Dera Ismail Khan in the NWFP after a bomb exploded at the funeral procession of a slain Shia cleric. 10 persons were killed and approximately 40 others were wounded in the blast. Deputy Superintendent of Police Sanaullah Khan told that a remote-controlled bomb exploded during the funeral of Syed Iqbal Shah at 11am.
The chief of a tribal Lashkar (militia) and eight other persons were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque in the Badan village of Bajaur Agency. Eyewitnesses said the bomber succeeded in entering the mosque on the premises of the house of one Malak Rehmatullah during Maghrib prayers. Rehmatullah, a tribal chieftain and head of the Mamond militia, and eight of his close relatives, including a nephew, were killed.
In the Khwazakhel tehsil of Swat, at least eight civilians, including six women, were killed and 33 injured as SFs tried to target Taliban positions in the Alam Ganj area.
November 19: 12 militants were killed and several others injured when the SFs targeted their suspected hideouts in different areas of Bajaur Agency. Sources said that the SFs, with artillery and gunship helicopters, targeted suspected hideouts in Damadola, Saparay and Shinkot areas of Mamond Tehsil (revenue division) and Charmang, Zorbandar and Sagi areas of Nawagai subdivision.
Nine persons, including five militants, were killed and dozens of others sustained injuries in the ongoing military operation in Swat Valley. Sources said gunship helicopters shelled hideouts of the militants, killing five of them and injuring several others.
November 18: 15 militants were killed and several others sustained injuries in the ongoing military operation in the Swat Valley. Gunship helicopters shelled alleged militant hideouts in Akhund and Zora Kellay in the Kabal sub-division, killing seven militants and injuring several persons, including civilians. Further, a soldier was killed and a civilian was wounded in an encounter between the SFs and militants at Ningolai checkpoint.
10 persons were killed in clashes between the Taliban and pro-government tribal leaders in Bajaur Agency. The Taliban on November 17 intercepted a convoy carrying 12 pro-government elders of the Mamoond tribe, local Government official Israr Khan told. The tribesmen opened fire and killed three Taliban militants, including their commander, he said. The elders later took refuge in a guesthouse belonging to a local tribal chief, but more militants arrived, who besieged the house and demanded the local chief hand over the elders. "They opened fire and lobbed hand grenades inside, killing four elders and three servants of the tribal chief," Khan said.
Eight militants were killed in an encounter with the SFs in the Gashkor area of Khwazakhela sub-division in Swat.
Five militants were killed while nine persons, including five militants, sustained injuries during a gun-battle in the Mian Kellay of Shabqadar sub-division in the Charsadda district of NWFP. S
A suspected US drone fired two missiles on a residential compound in the Janikhel area of Bannu district in NWFP, killing four persons and injuring four others. Officials said that the house of a retired serviceman, Dilbar Khan, in Handikhel village, some 15kms southwest of Bannu city, had been hit.
November 17: 12 militants were killed and eight were arrested in an overnight operation in the Shabqadar area of Charsadda district in the NWFP. Gunship helicopters shelled different locations in the area, including Khalil Korona, Shanir Ghandy, Akrabdad, Juma Khan Kila, Muhab Kila and Rashkai Korr. Shelling in the Ayesha Korr area resulted in the killing of 12 militants.
Ten persons, including four soldiers, were killed and 17 others were wounded in a suicide blast in the Khawazakhela area of Swat. A military statement said the suicide bomber struck the security forces'' check post in an explosives-packed vehicle at 11:15 a.m. near Gashkor. Swat Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan claimed responsibility for the attack, adding attacks against security forces would continue if the military operation in Swat continued.
Five Taliban militants were killed when the SFs targeted their hideouts in the Bajaur region. The five were killed in Siprai village, where the SFs have been engaged in fierce clashes with militants for the past three months.
November 16: Ten militants and two tribal elders were killed in clashes in the Gutkai and Bandarae areas of Bajaur Agency and six militants and two civilians were killed by security forces’ shelling in the Mamond and Nawagai sub-divisions.
The security forces targeted suspected positions of militants in different areas of the Mohmand Agency and nearby villages of Shabqadar sub-division and, at least, four persons were killed and eight others were injured in the attacks. A fierce gun-battle occurred when the militants attacked the camp of the security forces in the Michni area.
November 15: Nine Taliban militants, including commander Ali Rehman from Derai, were killed in clashes with the security forces in Swat in the NWFP.
Six Taliban militants were killed as troops targeted Taliban hideouts in the Bajaur Agency of FATA.
November 14: Suspected US drones fired four guided missiles early at a house in Aula Din Garaj Khel village in North Waziristan, killing 12 people and injuring three others. The targeted house, belonging to a local tribesman Ameer Gul, was completely destroyed in the missile attack. Associated Press reported that the 12 people killed included several foreign fighters.
November 13: Three Afghan nationals of Tajik tribe were killed by unidentified assailants in the Sariab area of Quetta.
November 12: At least eight Taliban militants and a solider were killed in an exchange of fire in the Kabal revenue division of Swat district in the NWFP.
Five persons, including four SF personnel, were killed and 15 people sustained injuries as a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-filled bus into the gates of the Subhan Khaur village school in the Charsadda district of NWFP. Two other civilians were killed as troops opened retaliatory fire.
November 11: At least 11 Taliban militants were killed in gunfights with troops in the Swat valley of the NWFP. Some of the clashes in Swat "took place after Taliban militants opened fire on troops during an ongoing army operation in Matta and Kabal tehsils", an army statement said.
Seven Taliban militants were killed as troops targeted their hideouts in Bajaur Agency of the FATA. Security forces targeted Taliban positions with helicopters, jet fighters and heavy artillery in Nawagai and Mamoond tehsils (revenue division). Artillery shells also hit civilian areas, but there were no reports of casualties.
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a packed Qayyum Stadium in Peshawar, killing four people, including a policeman and three civilians. 13 more persons were wounded.
Three persons were killed during a clash in the Kas Ghundi locality of Machni in the Khyber Agency of FATA. The clash ensued after suspected Taliban militants set ablaze a truck carrying a US military jeep to Karachi near the Machni check post.
Three persons were killed during clashes following a combined search operation by Pakistan Army and the paramilitary Frontier Corps and contingents of the Frontier Police at Mathra in the Peshawar district of NWFP.
November 10: In Mingora, five Taliban militants, including a local commander, were killed in clashes with the SFs in the Moragai and Shalkho areas of Matta tehsil (revenue division), while two others were killed in a separate clash in the Kabal tehsil of Swat district in the NWFP.
Six Taliban militants were killed in the Sewai and Damadola areas of Bajaur Agency in the FATA when jets bombarded Taliban hideouts.
November 9: 16 Taliban militants were killed as SFs continued targeting Taliban positions with fighter jets and helicopters in Bajaur Agency of the FATA. Officials said the areas targeted included Sapri, Banda, Khakai, Damadola and Sewai of Mamoond tehsil (revenue division), and six bases and an arms depot were also destroyed in the offensive.
NATO jets bombed Tirah Valley in the Khyber Agency of FATA, killing eight members of a banned outfit – Amar Bil Maroof – and injuring three. Amar Bil Maroof spokesman, Munsif Afridi, confirmed that those who had died were members of his group. He said that 10 Afghan soldiers had been killed in a gun battle with his group at the Torkham border earlier in the day.
Mortar shells fired by the SFs killed six civilians in the Swat district of NWFP.
November 7: At least 20 Taliban militants were killed and 10 others injured at Bajaur Agency in FATA. The helicopter gunships and fighter jets targeted Taliban hideouts in the Mamoond and Nawagai areas as SFs increased aerial strikes in the agency.
13 persons were killed as suspected US drones fired two missiles at a house in Kamshaam in Razmak tehsil (revenue division) of North Waziristan in FATA. Latifur Rehman, a senior government official in the region, told Reuters the missiles hit a 'militant' compound.
November 6: 22 tribesmen were killed and 45 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Salarzai jirga (council) in the Bajaur Agency of FATA. The blast targeted a lashkar (militia) in Batmalani, about 40-kilometres northeast of agency headquarters Khar. "Two to three hundred members of the lashkar were finalising their strategy after demolishing houses of Taliban when the blast occurred," said local police official Fazal-e-Rabi. Meanwhile, a man claiming to be a member of a previously unheard-of ‘Karwan-e-Nematullah’ accepted responsibility for the attack in telephone calls to journalists.
19 Taliban militants were killed as fighter jets and helicopter gun ships targeted suspected hideouts in the Mamoond and Nawagai tehsils (revenue division) of FATA. Officials said the dead include Taliban commander Wali Rehman who was known to shelter foreign al Qaeda militants.
November 5: 11 Taliban militants were killed in bombing by jet fighters and artillery shelling in different areas of Bajaur Agency in the FATA.
Three Taliban militants were killed when a roadside bomb they were planting exploded in the Chamkanai area of Swat in the NWFP.
November 4: At least seven persons, including three SF officials, were killed and six others injured in a suicide attack on a SF check post in the Hangu district of NWFP.
Five Taliban militants were killed and several others injured in artillery fire and bombing by jet planes on suspected Taliban hideouts in the Bajaur Agency of FATA. Jet fighters targeted Taliban positions in the Dama Dola area of Mamoond tehsil (revenue division).
October 3: 18 Taliban militants were killed in SF operations in the Bajaur Agency of FATA. Four Taliban militants were killed in artillery shelling in different areas of Mamond tehsil (revenue division) in the morning, while 14 Taliban militants were killed in bombing by jet fighters in the afternoon, officials said.
In Kabal Khas, four bullet-riddled bodies, including a father and son, were found on the bank of river Swat. The killed persons were identified as Fazal and his son Shah Wali Khan and Aziz. The identity of the fourth deceased could not be ascertained.
November 2: At least 13 Taliban militants and two SF personnel were killed and nine militants injured in clashes in various areas of Swat valley in the NWFP. "During the last 24 hours, at least 13 Taliban were killed and nine were critically injured, while two security personnel were also killed," a spokesman of the Swat Media Centre told APP. The clash killing two SF personnel occurred when the Taliban attacked a patrolling party in Matta tehsil (revenue division) on November 1, he said, adding that the troops retaliated and killed four Taliban militants. Separately, the Taliban fired two rockets at the SF’s camp in Kabal tehsil, the spokesman said. He said the troops killed four Taliban militants and injured two in the clash. The spokesman said that troops also neutralised suspected Taliban hideouts in Sardara and Shamozai areas, killing five of them and injuring three others.
A suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into a checkpoint near the main gate of the Zalai Fort in South Waziristan FATA, killing eight paramilitary troopers. The Army’s top spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said, "We have confirmed reports of eight deaths." Four persons were also wounded in the attack. The Zalai Fort was reportedly located 20 kilometres outside Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan Agency. The troops were washing their vehicles when the suicide attacker came, two intelligence officials said. They described the explosion as ‘large’ and said it destroyed the checkpoint and damaged the front wall of the fort.
Three Taliban militants were killed and four others injured in a military operation in Bajaur Agency FATA. Several Taliban hideouts were also reportedly destroyed in air strikes and artillery shelling.
November 1: At least Eight Taliban militants were killed and 10 others injured as helicopter gunships of the security forces targeted Taliban positions in the Damadola and Mataro Sha areas under Mamoond tehsil (revenue division) of Bajaur Agency in the FATA. The volunteers from the Mamoond tribe reportedly captured several check posts abandoned by the Taliban in different areas.
October 31: 20 Arab fighters of the al Qaeda were killed when two suspected US missiles struck a pick-up truck and a house west of Mir Ali in the North Waziristan of FATA. Security officials said Abu Akash al-Iraqi, an ageing Al Qaeda leader, was suspected to be killed in the attack. He was living in the house rented from a local, Amanullah.
At least 12 suspected Taliban militants were killed when two missiles were fired by a suspected US drone at a hideout near Wana in the South Waziristan of FATA. An unnamed senior security official said that top Taliban commander Mullah Nazir was also wounded in the strike.
A suicide bomber killed nine persons and injured 21 in an attack on police in Mardan of NWFP. The suicide bomber attacked the police squad of Mardan DIG Akhtar Ali Shah outside his office at 1:30 pm, police said, adding that five among the dead and three among the injured were policemen. "The attacker blew himself up close to the escort when my guards tried to stop him from entering the office premises," Shah said. "I was the target but such attacks cannot stop us from doing our duty," said Shah. Police said a severed head, apparently that of the suicide bomber, was recovered from the explosion site.
Six persons were killed and five others, including two women and three children, injured in the shelling by fighter planes in Sapri area of the Mamond tehsil (revenue divisions) in the Bajaur Agency of FATA. An official of the security forces said that fighter planes targeted the positions of militants in the mountains of Nawagai and Mamond tehsils.
Four persons were killed and three others sustained injuries during an attack by the Taliban militants in Daboori area of upper Orakzai Agency in FATA. The retaliatory fire killed a militant and injured another.
The security forces killed four militants and injured nine others in separated operation in Swat valley of NWFP. While two militants were killed and five others injured in Char Bagh area, two militants were killed and four others sustained injuries in Sar Bandai area of Matta tehsil (revenue division). The hujra (guest house) of a militant commander, which was being used as a hideout by militants, was also demolished. Heavy weapons were also destroyed in Sheikho Sar area. Sources said the militants were using local population as human shield in various areas.
October 30: The SFs killed 10 more Taliban militants and injured two others during operations in various areas of Kabal tehsil (revenue division) of Swat in the NWFP. The SFs took action in Akhun Killay, Kotlai, Dagai, Saidu Sharif Airport and Kanju, using gunship helicopters and artillery to pound suspected positions of the militants. According to the ISPR-run Swat Media Centre, seven militants were killed and an ammunition dump destroyed in an attack on the insurgents’ positions in Kotlai area of Kabal. The SFs entered Sirsenai village where, during a house-to-house search, an exchange of fire took place with the Taliban, resulting in the death of three militants. One militant was also arrested and a large quantity of explosives and CDs recovered from some houses.
Security forces in Mohmand Agency of FATA killed five Taliban militants and captured an explosives expert known to have links with Afghan insurgents. One Taliban was killed and another was wounded in a shootout with troops, who chased their vehicle when they refused to stop at a check post. Four other Taliban arrived in a jeep to rescue the injured, but security forces attacked the vehicle, killing all of them. The alleged explosives expert was identified as Pakistani Taliban commander Imran alias Mansoor.
October 29: Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel killed five Taliban militants in the Lakaro tehsil (revenue division) of Mohmand Agency in the FATA.
October 28: Five civilians, including a woman, were killed and 21 others injured during shelling on Kabal village of Swat in the NWFP. Several mortar shells hit houses in the Kabal area when the SFs pounded the suspected positions of the militants with artillery.
Four Taliban militants were killed in fighting with the security forces in the Bajaur Agency of FATA.
October 27: At least ten Taliban militants were killed in a clash with troops in Sarsanai village of Matta tehsil (revenue division) of Swat district in the NWFP. "A fire fight began after Taliban refused to lay down arms and leave the area. Resultantly, 10 Taliban were killed," said military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas. Three Taliban militants were arrested in a subsequent search operation in the same village.
Four persons, including an imam (prayer leader) and a seminary teacher, were killed and several others injured, when suspected militants opened fire on them at Baldia Town in Karachi. The slain persons were identified as Shahzaib Alam, Shamsul Haq, Muhammad Kamal and Abdul Malik. "The men were killed when they were leaving the mosque after offering Asr (afternoon) prayers," SITE Town Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ali Wasan said.
October 26: Tribesmen killed 20 Taliban militants in clashes that followed a botched attempt to abduct an elder in Swat. Police said a group of pro-Mullah Fazlullah Taliban were trying to hustle Pir Samiullah – chief of a lashkar (militia) – from his home in the Mandaldag area of Matta tehsil (revenue division) to a getaway car when dozens of local tribesmen confronted them and snatched him back. Dilawar Bangash, the Swat police chief, said hundreds of Taliban later returned, captured three members of the militia and beheaded one of them on a road before a large crowd. "This is a lesson for anyone who tries to oppose us," they told the people according to accounts gathered later by police.
At least 11 people, seven of them Frontier Corps personnel and three Khasadars, were killed and five injured in a suicide attack in the Mohmand Agency of FATA. The channel quoted sources as saying that a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into the Naqi check post, killing the 10 SF personnel and a technician. Talking to the channel, Mohmand Agency Assistant Political Agent Saeed Ahmad Jan, however, denied that anybody had died, saying that the attack had only injured nine SF personnel.
The lashkar was gathering men from the surrounding area who engaged the Taliban in an hours-long gun battle. Bangash said 20 Taliban militants, six militiamen and four bystanders were killed in the shooting and another police official said several tribesmen were reported missing. Among the killed Taliban were four commanders, including Shamsher, a bomb making expert, and two close aides of Fazlullah. Muslim Khan, a Taliban spokesman contacted by telephone, confirmed a clash but said only three Taliban militants died. He claimed that 12 tribesmen were killed and another 62 abducted.
At least seven persons were killed when the suspected US drones fired missiles into an alleged Taliban compound near Wana at South Waziristan in FATA. "Initial reports say at least seven people were killed in the missile strike, which destroyed the premises," one senior security official told AFP. There was no immediate confirmation of the strike from the military or from the US-led coalition in Afghanistan. The attack was the 12th such incident in the past 10 weeks, all of which were blamed on US-led coalition forces or Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) drones based in Afghanistan.
The Taliban militants attacked a security post on the outskirts of Khar, headquarters Bajaur Agency in the FATA. Troops retaliated, killing six Taliban.
Five more militants were killed when troops attacked a suspected Taliban base in the Charmang district.
Three civilians were killed as Taliban militants targeted a barbershop in the Sambat area of Swat.
October 25: Six people were killed and four injured when two rival groups fought each other using heavy weapons in the remote area of Mandal Daag in the Matta tehsil (revenue division) of Swat in the NWFP. The battle continued for hours wherein both sides resorted to heavy firing. Swat Taliban spokesman, Haji Muslim Khan, disclaimed any responsibility of the incident. "This is an internal dispute between two rival groups," he said, adding, that the Taliban had no connection with it.
October 24: SFs targeted suspected Taliban hideouts in various areas of Bajaur Agency in the FATA, killing 12 Taliban militants and wounding many others. Sources said the SFs backed by tanks and helicopter gun ships pounded Taliban positions in the Charmang, Chinar, Kohi and Banda areas of Nawagai tehsil (revenue division) and Zobandar and Anzrai areas in the Khar tehsil. The SFs also advanced in the Zoband and Luijor areas of Khar tehsil and strengthened their positions, the sources said, adding, the forces destroyed a number of underground bunkers of the Taliban in these areas. Jet aircraft also bombed Taliban hideouts in the Shinkot area of the agency.
October 23: Security forces carried out ground and air strikes in the Bajaur Agency of FATA, killing at least 35 Taliban militants. Jet fighters continued targeting suspected Taliban hideouts in the Loyesam and Charmang areas, killing eight associates of Taliban commander Maulvi Omer in an attack on a hideout in Badan.
Taliban militants killed at least eight pro-government Ferozkhel tribal elders in an ambush in the Orakzai Agency of FATA. The victims were returning from a jirga (council) to discuss strategies for combating Taliban in the agency when their vehicle was stopped in the Babraki Ziarat area on the Oblana-Kohat road.
Suspected US drones fired missiles into a madrassa (seminary) set up by veteran pro-Taliban commander, Jalaluddin Haqqani, killing eight people and wounding six others, near Miranshah in the North Waziristan Agency of FATA.
October 22: At least 15 FC personnel and five Taliban militants were found dead in the Kabal tehsil (revenue division) of Swat in the NWFP. The FC personnel had gone missing after a fight with Taliban that broke out on October 21 after a roadside bomb targeted a paramilitary convoy in the Sarsenai area. "After the exchange of fire that lasted for several hours, more than 20 troops went missing but today we found 15 dead bodies at the site," Noor Rehman, a police officer in Kabal, said. Taliban spokesman, Muslim Khan, said 15 FC personnel and five Taliban militants were killed in the fighting. Swat police chief, Dilawar Bangash, said an injured Taliban commander, identified as Sardar Ali, had been arrested.
Security forces backed by helicopter gun ships and jet fighters targeted suspected Taliban hideouts in the Nawagai and Mamond tehsils (revenue divisions) of Bajaur Agency in FATA, killing more than 12 Taliban militants and injuring 10. Several Taliban dens in the Charmang, Chinar and Zorbandar areas of the agency were also destroyed.
At least four Taliban militants were killed in a clash with the security forces (SFs) in Khyber Agency. One Frontier Constabulary soldier was also injured. The SFs also arrested seven Taliban militants from the Shah Kas area.
October 21: Helicopter gunships and fighter jets pounded Taliban hideouts in the Bajaur Agency of FATA, killing 11 Taliban militants and wounding 10 others. Security officials said important Taliban positions were destroyed in the attacks in the Chinar, Charmang, Kohi, Babara and Hashim areas of Nowagai tehsil (revenue division).
Five Taliban militants, including a local commander identified as ‘Chota Mufti’, were killed as clashes erupted between the security forces SFs and the militants following a police convoy hitting an improvised bomb on its way from Kabal to Totano in the NWFP. Two vehicles were damaged in the incident.
October 20: 15 Taliban militants were killed as security forces used heavy artillery, fighter jets and helicopter gun ships to target suspected Taliban hide-outs in the Bajaur Agency of FATA. After the attacks in the Chinar, Charmang, Kohi, Babra, Zorbandar, Hashim and Loyesam areas of the tribal region, helicopters ped pamphlets asking tribesmen to support the Government against Taliban. Government troops now control Salarzai and Utman Khel tehsils (revenue divisions) and parts of Khar.
Seven Taliban militants were killed and another 10 wounded in a clash with security forces (SFs) in the Shah Dherai area of Kabal tehsil (revenue division) in the Swat area of NWFP. A military spokesman in Mingora said the clash followed an attack by Taliban militants on a security checkpoint in the Totano Bandai area of Kabal. The Taliban militants fired seven rockets at the check post but there were no casualties. Troops later used artillery to target Taliban positions in the area.
October 19: 27 Taliban militants, including two commanders, were killed as fighter jets bombed a Taliban hideout in the Matta tehsil (revenue division) of Swat in the NWFP. The commanders killed in the air strike in were closely associated with pro-Taliban cleric Fazlullah. An ammunition dump at their hideout also exploded. Nearby houses were also destroyed.
Seven Taliban militants were killed when jets bombed suspected Taliban hideouts in the Loyesam, Zorbandar, Sar Lara and Enzara areas of Khar tehsil (revenue division) and Sawai, Tangai, Dabara and Zarnawoo areas of Mohaman tehsil in the Bajaur Agency of FATA.
Four people were killed and six others injured when a remote-controlled bomb exploded in the main bazaar of Dera Bugti in Balochistan. The bomb was planted to strike Member of the National Assembly, Ahmadan Bugti, the lawmaker, escaped unhurt. A vehicle carrying Ahmadan and his son had driven past the bomb before it exploded. Police told APP that terrorists wanted to target Ahmadan’s son. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
Three Taliban militants were killed in other parts of Bajaur when they tried to attack security posts.
Three Taliban militants and a soldier were killed in an attack by the Taliban on a security forces convoy in the Kabal tehsil (revenue division).
October 18: 13 Taliban militants were killed in attacks by the security forces (SFs) on Taliban positions in the Bajaur Agency of FATA. The SFs continued targeting Taliban posts with heavy artillery and fighter jets in the Zor Bandar, Loyesam, Charmang, Kohi and Babara areas of the agency, killing 13 and destroying several Taliban hideouts.
October 17: At least 60 Taliban militants were killed when fighter jets bombarded a Taliban training camp and suspected hideouts in the Matta tehsil (revenue division) of Swat district in NWFP.
The security forces launched an offensive against the Taliban militants in the Bajaur Agency of FATA, killing 12 militants. Backed by helicopter gun ships, artillery and jet fighters, the troops launched the operation in the Loyesam area.
October 16: The security forces (SFs) killed seven militants in the daylong shelling by artillery and gunship helicopters in different parts of the Bajaur Agency in FATA. Local sources said that the SFs pounded suspected hideouts of militants in the Charmang, Barbra and Chenar areas of the Nawagai tehsil (revenue division) throughout the day, killing seven of them. Several other militants were injured and their hideouts destroyed in the attacks, the sources added.
A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle packed with explosives into the Mingora Police Station in Swat in the NWFP, killing four security personnel and destroying the building. Nearby offices of newspapers and a TV channel were damaged in the earlier firing. Most of the 27 people injured were security forces and police, though two civilian bystanders were also injured.
A suspected US drone fired two missiles into South Waziristan, killing five people, including at least one foreigner, security officials said. "Two missiles were fired, completely destroying the house. Reports confirm five dead. There was no immediate confirmation of the strike from the Pakistani military or from the US-led coalition in neighbouring Afghanistan.
October 15: Security forces (SFs) pounded Taliban hideouts in the Bajaur Agency of FATA killing at least 16 Taliban militants. Troops fired artillery and mortars onto hideouts of Taliban in Loyesam, Rashakai, Chinar and Babra areas, killing 10 and wounding eight others. Six other Taliban militants were killed by helicopter gun ships in the same area.
Four people, including a female politician of the Awami National Party (ANP), were killed by suspected Taliban militants in Swat in the NWFP.
October 14: At least 28 Taliban militants and a tribesman were killed in the latest clashes in the Bajaur Agency of FATA. Jets and helicopters killed 16 Taliban in Bajaur, while artillery and mortars overnight killed 10 others.
The security forces (SFs) targeted suspected Taliban hideouts in various areas of Bajaur Agency, killing 14 Taliban and wounding several others. The SFs used jet aircraft, helicopter gun ships and heavy artillery to destroy Taliban hideouts in the Rashkai, Tang Khatta, Tangi, Chinar and Kotki areas of the agency. Two more Taliban militants and a tribesman were killed in a separate incident in the same agency.
10 persons, including five civilians and four Taliban militants, were killed in the ongoing operation in the Khwazakhela area of Swat. The security forces (SFs) shelled suspected positions of militants from helicopters and artillery in the Alamganj and Gashkor areas killing five civilians.
Clashes between the two sides were reported in which four Taliban fighters, including two commanders, Abdul Wakeel and Sher Muhammad, were killed.
At least three people were killed while three others were injured when unidentified assailants opened firing on a van in the Sanbaga area of Orakzai Agency. The van was going from Daburi to Ghiljo when it came under attack.
October 13: In an intensified operation against the Taliban militants in Swat in the NWFP, the security forces killed at least 25 militants in parts of Khwazakhela tehsil (revenue division). The ISPR spokesman Major Farooq Pirzada confirmed the death of 25 Taliban militants in the two-day clash. He also said that two security officials were also killed and three others injured in the clashes.
Troops and helicopter gun ships killed at least 24 Taliban militants in the Bajaur Agency of the FATA.
Five Taliban militants were killed and 15 others arrested during a security forces’ operation in the Darra Adam Khel area of NWFP.
Four Taliban militants and two locals were also killed in an exchange of fire between a tribal lashkar (militia) and the Taliban.
Four tribesmen were killed in clashes between the Taliban militants and a tribal lashkar in the Kotkai village near Charmang area, Reuters quoted another government official as saying. He said several Taliban militants were also killed, but was unsure of the number.
October 12: Security forces said they have killed 27 Taliban militants in an air strike in the Orakzai Agency of FATA. Credible sources confirmed that 12 persons among those killed were would-be suicide bombers, said the statement.
20 Taliban militants and three lashkar (army) men were killed and several others injured when fierce fighting erupted between volunteers of the armed tribal force and the Taliban militants in the Charmang area of Nawagai tehsil (revenue division) in the Khar sub-division of Bajaur Agency in the FATA.
A missile strike killed at least four people at Miranshah in the North Waziristan Agency of FATA, residents said.
October 11: A suspected United States (US) missile strike killed four people while the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) claimed it had killed five Taliban militants inside Pakistan.
October 10: At least 85 persons were killed and around 200 others wounded when a suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle set off an explosion in an anti-Taliban jirga (council) of the Ali Khel tribe in the Khadezai area of Upper Orakzai Agency in the FATA.
13 militants were killed in a clash with a tribal lashkar in the Charmang area of Bajaur Agency in the FATA. Five militants were also killed in an air strike carried out by security forces in the Mamound area.
Security forces killed five suspected Taliban militants when they shelled their hideouts at Malam Jabba in the NWFP.
The Taliban militants beheaded four elders from the Charmang tribe after they had attended a pro-government jirga (council). They were identified as Malik Dastan, Malik Jamaldar Khan, Malik Aman Gul and Malik Sana Gul. Their dead bodies were recovered from a dry canal near the Kotki area of Khar. Assistant Political Agent Muhammad Jamil said the militants abducted the elders when they were returning home after attending a jirga convened to plan action against the Taliban.
Four Taliban militants were killed when security forces neutralised their hideouts in the Rashakai, Tang Khata, Khazana and Kauser areas of Bajaur.
The dead bodies of four Qaumi Lashkar members were recovered from Tungi.
October 9: At least 21 Taliban militants were killed in air strikes on their hideouts in the Ghat Peochar and Landai Sarshur areas of Swat district in the NWFP.
11 persons were killed in the Dir area of NWFP when an improvised bomb exploded under a prison vehicle shortly after 1pm (PST) in the Khwago Oba area.
At least eight persons, include seven Taliban militants and a local tribesman, were killed when the local Toori tribesmen and security forces (SFs) clashed with the Taliban militants in the Kurram Agency of FATA.
At least seven people, including three foreigners, were killed in a missile attack by a suspected United States (US) drone, 20-kilometres east of Miranshah in the North Waziristan Agency of FATA.
Six members of a family were killed in the Darmai area of Matta tehsil (revenue division) as a shell fired by the security forces (SFs) accidentally hit the house of a local, identified as Wazirzada.
Five persons, including three suspected militants and two women, were killed and several others sustained injuries in continued shelling by gunship helicopters on suspected positions of Taliban militants in the Mamond sub-division of the Bajaur Agency in FATA.
October 8: At least 20 Taliban militants, including eight foreigners, were killed when helicopter gun ships hit their hideouts in the Badaan area of Mamoond tehsil (revenue division) in the Bajaur Agency of FATA.
Five Taliban militants were killed and 27 arrested by the security forces (SFs) during an operation in the Darra Adam Khel area of NWFP. They said that the SFs pounded suspected Taliban hideouts in Tor Chapar, Akhurwal and Peerwal Khel areas, killing five and arresting 27 others.
October 6: A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of people at the house of Rashid Akbar Niwani, a Shia Member of National Assembly from the PML-N, in Bhakkar, 260-km southwest of Islamabad in Punjab, killing 25 people and wounding 60 others, including Niwani.
Six militants were killed in a fierce clash with the Frontier Corps (FC) in the Khazana area of Bajaur Agency in the FATA. In a statement issued in Peshawar, FC authorities said that the militants "wearing militia uniforms" had occupied a house.
Four militants were killed by security forces (SFs) in the Tor Chappar village of Darra Adam Khel in the NWFP.
October 5: At least five Taliban militants were killed when security forces targeted suspected Taliban hideouts in the Bajaur Agency of FATA with heavy artillery and helicopter gunships. Eight Taliban were also injured in the operation at Tang Khata, Rashakai, Khazana, Kausar and Shinkot. The APP, however, quoted a Frontier Corps (FC) press release as saying that six Taliban wearing the FC uniform were killed in the Khazana area.
Five persons were killed and three others injured after clashes between tribal rivals in the North Waziristan Agency of FATA.
October 4: Volunteers of the Salarzai tribe set ablaze eight Taliban houses in the Aundai area of Bajaur Agency. Taliban militants attacked the lashkar (army) and three Taliban militants were killed in the exchange of fire.
October 3: United States air strikes on three villages in North Waziristan in FATA killed at least 20 people. Intelligence officials said a pilot less drone aircraft launched an attack on the Mohammad Khel village, 30-kilometres west of Miranshah, at around 9:30pm (PST).
Pakistani intelligence officials reported another US air strike on Datta Khel village, situated closer to the border with Afghanistan, in which at least three persons were killed.
October 2: Troops backed by artillery killed 25 Taliban militants in the Bajaur Agency in FATA.
A suicide bomber blew himself up as he tried to enter a house owned by the Awami National Party (ANP) chief, Asfandyar Wali Khan, in the NWFP, killing four. Khan, the chairman of the Pakistani parliament's foreign relations committee, however, escaped unhurt in the attack. The incident took place in the town of Charsadda outside a hujra (guest house) belonging to Khan, a member of ruling coalition.
October 1: At least 13 more militants were killed and ten others injured when a Qaumi lashkar (army) of the Salarzai tribe launched an operation against the militants in the Salarzai tehsil (revenue division) on October 1.
Five people had been killed in a US strike, eight kilometers south of the town of Mir Ali. Reports said that a US pilot less drone fired two missiles at a house in the area.
September 30: Four Taliban militants were killed and two others were wounded in the shelling of a vehicle at Mamoond town, when tribesmen backed by Army helicopter gunships fought the Taliban at Bajaur Agency in the FATA.
Troops killed another five Taliban militants after they launched an attack on a military checkpost in the same town, leading to a gun battle that lasted nearly an hour, the official said.
Four security personnel were killed and five others injured when their vehicle hit a landmine near Sui at Dera Bugti region in Balochistan. The vehicle was destroyed in the explosion.
September 28: The security forces killed at least 16 Taliban militants after coming under attack at Bajaur Agency in FATA. Taliban attacked three military posts near Khar on September 27 -night. But soldiers repulsed them with artillery and mortar fire. He added that helicopter gunships and fighter jets bombed Taliban positions in three villages in the district.
28 people, including 25 militants and three Frontier Corps (FC) personnel, have been killed in two days of clashes between the security forces (SFs) and militants in the Gandoi and Uch areas of Dera Bugti in Balochistan. The fresh clashes erupted on September 27 and continued on September 28 in which six FC personnel also sustained injuries. The SFs had destroyed two militant camps during a search operation, and seized a huge haul of weapons and explosives.
September 27: 19 militants and two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed while four FC personnel received injuries in a gun battle between the security forces (SFs) and militants in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan.
Taliban blew up the houses of the NWFP provincial minister, Ayub Ashari and his brother, in the Dosha Gram area of Matta Tehsil (revenue division), killing three of the minister’s servants.
September 26: 14 militants were killed and 20 others injured when security forces, backed by helicopter gun ships and artillery, pounded suspected militant positions in the Bajaur Agency of FATA. Militants had attacked a security check post in the Tang Khatta, about nine kilometers from Khar, early in the morning. Security forces retuned fire and a gun battle that continued for about five hours killed seven militants while injuring several others.
Also, helicopters shelled militant hideouts in the Tang Khatta, Damadola, Rashakai, Bicheena and Banda areas, killing another seven militants.
A powerful bomb explosion on a railway track derailed a passenger train in Hasilpur near Bahawalpur in Punjab, killing at least six people, including three children and a woman. The explosion badly damaged two carriages of the train and also injured at least 15 people. A bomb was planted on the track, which exploded when the train reached there (Bahawalpur).
September 25: At least 16 Taliban militants and two civilians were killed when army helicopter gun ships attacked Taliban hideouts in the Bajaur Agency of FATA. Helicopter gunships pounded positions of militants in the Damadola, Shinkot areas from morning until evening, killing 16 Taliban and wounding 20 others, most of them civilians. Two civilians were also killed in the shelling.
September 24: 25 Taliban militants and seven soldiers were killed during fierce fighting in different areas of Bajaur Agency in the FATA. Several Taliban bunkers were also destroyed in the operation. The troops recovered arms and ammunition from several compounds they searched in the Tang Khata, Rashakai and Khazana areas.
Security forces killed six unidentified armed men during the ongoing operation in Darra Adam Khel in the NWFP. Darra Bazaar and its adjacent areas were cleared of ‘miscreants’ who were involved in anti-state activities. A large cache of arms and ammunitions was recovered from a house in the area. Fake currency and identity cards were also found.
Tribal elders, clerics and Taliban militants publicly killed four criminals in Wana in South Waziristan for allegedly committing murder. The Taliban blindfolded the four (alleged) criminals before allowing people to shoot them.
At least three people were killed when a shell hit their vehicle as security forces (SFs) and Taliban militants clashed in the Karapa area of Mohmand Agency in the FATA.
September 23: More than 50 militants and a lone security force (SF) personnel were killed in the ongoing military operation in the Darra Adam Khel area of NWFP. The SFs had secured major portions of the Indus Highway, cleared the Kohat Tunnel, and successfully evicted Taliban from their roadside hideouts, on the second day of the operation. The troops also carried out a search operation in Darra bazaar while helicopter gunship and artillery pounded militant positions.
Security forces killed at least 10 militants in Bajaur Agency.
Three persons, including two women, were killed in a mortar attack on the Pewar village of Kurram Agency in the FATA. The Mengal tribesmen allegedly fired four mortar shells at a house in the Pewar village that belonged to a Toori tribesman, killing three people.
September 22: A police Station House Officer (SHO) and four constables, son of a tribal chief, and four other people were killed when tribesmen attacked a police post at Nurpur in the Qambar-Shahdadkot district in Sindh. The post was attacked by about 100 tribesmen, who also torched a police van.
Nine security force (SF) personnel were killed and two other injured in a suicide car-bomb attack on a check post in Swat in the NWFP. A suspected Taliban militant rammed his explosives-laden car into a small roadside check post in Madyan town in Swat.
The SFs killed three militants and arrested 28 others during an operation against Taliban at Abbas Chowk and Sikha Khel in the Darra Adam Khel.
Three Hazara tribesmen were shot dead at two places in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. Armed assailants on a motorcycle gunned down, Yousuf Ali and Mohammad Alam, who were going to their homes in the Hazara Town. In another incident, armed assailants on a motorbike killed Zaman Ali in the Munawar Colony.
September 21: Five persons, including a minor girl and a woman, were injured when unidentified militants blew up a grid station at Amman Kot chowk (Rahimabad) in the Mingora area of Swat in the NWFP, disrupting power supply to Swat and Shangla districts.
September 20: A suicide bomber detonated a truck packed with explosives at the Marriott Hotel in capital Islamabad, killing at least 60 people. At least 200 people, including a Pakistan Peoples Party legislator, were injured in the explosion, which ruptured a gas pipeline and triggered a huge blaze. A US national was killed and several foreigners were injured Malik. Police arrested a 14-year-old suspect outside the hotel.
September 19: At least 20 people were killed and 18 others sustained serious injuries in clashes between the Toori and Mangal tribes in the Kurram Agency of FATA.
A bomb exploded at a madrassa (seminaries) run by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam in Quetta, provincial capital of Balochistan, killing five people and injuring 10 more. Television footage showed a gaping whole in the external wall around the seminary and one partly demolished adjacent room
September 18: 14 people were killed and 26 others injured in clashes between the warring tribes of the Kurram Agency in FATA. The clashes have intensified in the Pewar, Pewar Tangi, Mangak and Arwali areas of Kurram despite deployment of security forces in the area.
The security forces (SFs) killed at least eight Taliban militants and injured several others in an attack on Taliban strongholds in Bajaur Agency in the FATA. Their command and control system was also destroyed. The SFs also arrested five Taliban and shelled their strongholds in the Loyesam, Tang Khata, Kausar, Rashkai and Kerala areas.
September 17: At least 19 Taliban militants were killed in the ongoing military operation in different areas of Bajaur Agency in FATA.
A United States missile strike on a compound used by militants in South Waziristan in FATA killed at least six people and wounded three others.
September 16: Ten Taliban militants were killed and several others injured when Pakistan Army helicopter gunship and fighter jets fired shells at militant hideouts in Bajaur Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
A suicide bomber and Taliban militants attacked a security check post in the Kabal tehsil (revenue division) of Swat in the NWFP killing three soldiers, a senior official said.
At least three Taliban terrorists were killed and seven others injured in a clash with the security forces (SFs) in the Darra Adam Khel area of NWFP, sources in the Frontier Constabulary said. The clash began when the SFs raided the Zohr Killin area after being informed about the presence of some Taliban there. The sources said troops were pursuing the Taliban who had fled the area.
September 15: Helicopter gun ships and fighter jets killed 24 Taliban militants in raids on their hideouts in Bajaur Agency in FATA.
September 14: At least 30 terrorists were killed and several others injured during military action in the Bajaur Agency of FATA.
September 13: At least 60 militants were killed and 25 injured during clashes with security forces (SFs) in Bajaur Agency in FATA. Six terrorists were killed and five others injured when a helicopter gunship attacked the vehicle carrying them to Mohmand Agency. However, a military spokesman, Major Murad Khan, told the Associate Press, "We killed 72 militants, while eight of our soldiers have died in Bajaur since Wednesday."
Seven suspected militants were killed and several other people injured as military operation in the Koza, Bara and Ser Bandai areas of Swat in NWFP continued. Two security force (SF) personnel also sustained injuries, a statement issued by the Swat media centre said, adding, the SFs backed by artillery and helicopters gunship pounded militant hideouts in the Koza Bandai and Kotlai areas of Kabal Tehsil (administrative unit).
Four people, including three militants, were killed and six others wounded in clashes between warring tribes in the Kurram Agency in FATA.
September 12: At least 85 heavily armed terrorists were killed in an air and land offensive in Bajaur Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), a Frontier Corps’ (FC) statement said.
A missile from a suspected United States drone killed 14 people when it hit a house in the outskirts of Miranshah in North Waziristan tribal area in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). It was the fourth such strike in a week.
At least 14 terrorists including two key ‘commanders’ were killed and five others were injured during the military operation in the Swat district in North West Frontier Province (NWFP). The terrorist commanders were identified as Ibrahim and Asghar. Ibrahim was reportedly involved in the killing of security personnel. The report adds that security forces continued to neutralise terrorist hideouts in the Kooza Bandai area of Kabal tehsil (administrative division).
September 11: At least 100 militants, most of them foreigners, were killed and around 25 others injured in the continued military offensive in the Bajaur Agency of FATA. "Eighty to 100 militants were killed in Bajaur today. Most of them are foreigners," an unnamed official said.
Eight militants were killed when the security forces (SFs) attacked their hideouts in the Swat valley of NWFP. Six of the militants died when helicopter gun ships fired missiles in the Ningolai Kabal area, hitting the house of local militant commander Khurshid Shah, military spokesman Nadeem Anwar said.
Taliban militants shot dead three pro-government tribesmen accusing the victims of spying against them, officials said. The bodies of the tribesmen were found near a road in the Tally area, a local government official told AFP, adding, "They were shot in the neck and a note found with their bodies said all those indulging in activities against Taliban and co-operating with the government will suffer the same fate," the official said.
Six SF personnel were killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast near a check-post of the Frontier Corps (FC) at Akhurwal area of the semi-tribal region in the Darra Adamkhel town, claimed militants.
Five people, including four militants, were killed and seven others injured in clashes between rival tribes in the Kurram Agency of FATA. The political administration said the clashes continued in the Pewar, Teri Mengal, Baghzai, Jalamai, Char Dewal, Inzari, Bilyamin, Bagizai and Alizai areas of the agency.
September 10: 30 Taliban militants were killed when the troops backed by tanks and heavy artillery attacked the militants in the Rashakai area of Bajaur Agency in FATA said a Frontier Constabulary statement.
At least 25 worshippers were killed and 50 others injured in a grenade-and-gun attack inside a mosque in the Maskanai area of lower Dir in NWFP.
11 militants were killed by the security forces in the Kooza Bandai area of the NWFP, local residents and a military spokesman said on September 10.
September 9: Unidentified militants shot dead four members of one family in Qamber-Shahdadkot district in Sindh. They were identified as Ali Haider Magsi, his two wives Arbab Khatoon and Nawab Khatoon, and his grandson Nizamuddin Magsi.
September 8: Suspected US drones hit the house and seminary of former Taliban commander Maulvi Jalaluddin Haqqani in the Dandi Derpakhel area of North Waziristan killing 23 persons, including three Arab and two Azerbaijani nationals among them. According to sources, Jalaluddin’s eight grandchildren, wife, sister, sister-in-law and other relatives were killed. Fourteen other people were injured. The Arabs killed in the attack were identified as Hamza, Musa and Qasim.
At least 10 militants were killed and 14 civilians injured while several houses were destroyed in shelling by the security forces on Koza Bandai area of Kabal sub-division in the Swat valley in North West Frontier Province.
A woman and two children died on the same day when a mortar shell hit their house in Shago area of Khar.
September 7: Five more persons were killed and 14 others sustained injuries as violence continued in the Swat Valley in NWFP.
September 6: At least 30 persons, including seven policemen, were killed and more than 70 injured when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a security checkpoint in the outskirts of Peshawar.
24 people were killed in the Matta sub-division of Swat in the NWFP as villagers battled Taliban militants on September 5 and 6 after foiling a kidnap attempt by the Taliban.
The death toll in the suicide bombing in provincial capital Peshawar has increased to 39.
September 5: Ten persons, including four militants, were killed and several others injured when local people clashed with the Taliban militants in the Mandal Dag area of Matta sub-division in Swat.
Four children were among six civilians killed in a suspected missile attack from an unmanned United States spy plane on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in North Waziristan.
September 4: Six people, including two suspected Arab nationals and four Dawar tribal militants, were killed and four others injured in yet another missile strike by a US Predator on Achar Khel village near Miranshah in North Waziristan.
September 3: The SFs claimed to have killed about 30 militants and wounded 35 others in a ground assault backed by gunship helicopters in the militants-infested Koza Bandai area of Swat Valley in the NWFP.
SFs launched a ground assault in Koza Bandai, the native village of the Swat Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan, at dawn to clear the area of the militants. A Mingora-based military spokesman, Major Nasir Ali, told The News that 25 to 30 militants were killed and 30 to 35 were injured in the attack that was backed by gunship helicopters.
At least 20 people, most of them women and children, were killed in an assault by US-led coalition forces on a village near the Afghan border.
At least four militants were killed and several others injured in attacks by security forces (SFs) on their hideouts in Bajaur Agency.
Paramilitary forces killed 20 militants in Darra Adamkhel.
17 militants and nine civilians were killed when security forces, backed by helicopter gunships and artillery, targeted militants’ hideouts in the Koza Bandai area of Swat in the NWFP.
September 2: 15 persons were killed and about 35 others sustained injuries when air force jets and helicopters targeted militants’ hideouts in the Gut and Peuchar areas of Swat valley in the NWFP.
A tribal lashkar (army) is reported to have shot dead six Taliban militants in fresh clashes in various parts of the Kurram Agency in the FATA.
September 1: At least nine persons were killed and 52 others injured as the operation against militants in Darra Adamkhel in the NWFP continued for the fourth consecutive day.
Eight persons were killed when mortar shells hit a house in the Inayet Kali area of Bajaur despite a cease-fire announced by the Government on August 31-night.
A tribal lashkar (army) formed to end militancy in Kurram Agency re-took Char Dewal and Jalmai villages, strongholds of the Taliban, while six militants were killed and 26 injured in fresh clashes.
August 31: Six people were killed and eight others sustained injuries in a missile attack on a residential compound in Ghundi village of North Waziristan. It was not clear if the missile had been fired from a US drone, but some local people reported seeing an unmanned aircraft flying over the area. According to AFP, most of the dead were foreign militants, including Arabs and Uzbeks. This was the fourth missile attack in the tribal region during August.
August 30: 40 militants were killed in an air strike targeting a militants’ stronghold in Swat in the NWFP. Fighter jets are reported to have bombed hideouts in the Peochar valley, a stronghold of top Taliban cleric Mullah Fazlullah. Army spokesman Major Nasir Ali said the dead included two senior commanders loyal to Fazlullah. Local officials said Fazlullah escaped the attack but his group suffered ‘massive damage’.
Five militants were killed and four others were injured in a missile strike on a house in South Waziristan. The missile, which targeted the house of Noor Khan Wazir, is said to have been fired from an aircraft.
A house came under attack in South Waziristan and four persons, including two Canadians of Arab origin, were killed.
August 29: At least 25 militants, including two Taliban commanders, were killed in an air strike on militant hideouts in the Swat valley of the NWFP. A private jail and an ammunition depot of militants were among the air strike targets. A military spokesman in Swat told AFP that "a core of militants" had perished in the operation. "Their command and communications structure has also been destroyed. This was their key area where they had set up ammunition depots, which were also demolished… This strike was carried out after intelligence that top Taliban cleric Mullah Fazlullah was hiding there," the security official said, but he was unable to confirm if the main target was among the dead.
Five persons were killed and 44 others, including 35 SF personnel, were wounded when an explosives-laden vehicle blew up after its driver was shot dead by the paramilitary Frontier Corps soldiers in the Darra Adamkhel town of NWFP. According to official sources, the vehicle being driven by a would-be suicide bomber was on its way to hit the Orakzai Scouts check-post near Pakistan-Japan Friendship Tunnel at Darra Adamkhel.
Three suspected militants were killed and seven others sustained injuries when SFs backed by artillery and helicopter gun-ships targeted the Malkana, Chothra, Ghakhi and Berakai areas in Bajaur Agency with mortar and canon shells.
August 28: The SFs killed 23 militants and injured more than a dozen in the Bara Bandai and Koza Bandai areas of Kabal sub-division in the Swat district of NWFP, while seven civilians died in shelling and incidents of violence.
Ten persons, including seven police officials and three civilians, were killed and 16 others injured when a powerful car bomb ripped through a prisoners van of the Bannu police on the Kurram Tangi Bridge on the Bannu-Kohat Road in Bannu in the NWFP. Police officials said the police van was en route to the Bannu Central Prison on the Bannu-Kohat Road from where it was supposed to carry prisoners to court.
SFs killed five militants in fresh attacks on suspected locations in the Salarzai sub-division of Bajaur Agency in the FATA. The SFs targeted locations in the Derakai, Raghagan, Ghakhay and Chawatra localities of Salarzai, killing the five militants. Sources said tribesmen killed a militant and captured five others in the Pashat area.
August 27: Troops killed at least 50 militants, including some foreign fighters, in the Bajaur Agency. SFs targeted militants holed up in a health centre, killing 30 of them and wounding many more, military spokesman Major Murad Khan told AP.
In another clash, helicopter gun-ships and aircraft targeted militant hideouts in the Loyesam, Charmang and Ghonday areas of agency headquarters Khar, and Rahgan, Aupusht and Dherai area of Salarzai sub-division, killing eight militants and injuring 12 others.
23 Taliban militants and two soldiers were killed, while 20 militants and seven soldiers were injured after clashes broke out in different areas of South Waziristan. Sources said that the Taliban attacked a check-post in Tiarza, three kilometers off Wana on August 26-night. The SFs countered the attack, killing 11 militants and injuring 20 others. Fierce fighting between the two sides reportedly continued throughout August 27. Two soldiers were killed and seven others sustained injuries when the Taliban attacked three army vehicles near Wana bazaar in the evening. Fighting was intensified in different areas after the attack on the army convoy. Sources added that 12 more militants were killed in the clashes. Further, a woman and a man were killed after a mortar shell hit their house.
August 26: Eight persons were killed and more than 20 sustained injuries in a bomb blast at a roadside restaurant in the Model Town area on the outskirts of capital Islamabad. About 3.5 kilograms of explosives were used in the device planted at the eatery situated in the Hummark area, officials from the Bomb Disposal Squad told Geo News. Most of the victims were reportedly labourers and drivers.
August 25: A brother and two nephews of the ruling Awami National Party’s Member of Provincial Assembly, Waqar Ahmed Khan, and nine other persons were killed and several others injured in clashes in Swat in the NWFP.
Unidentified militants fired more than 50 rockets in Mach in the Bolan district of Balochistan, killing six people, including two children and a woman, and injuring 11 others. Reports said as many as 50 rockets were fired from the eastern and northern directions of the town soon after the evening prayers. Three wardens of the Mach Central Jail - Abdul Waheed, Karam Shah and Darya Khan – were also killed in the rocket attack. The Baloch Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the attack and threatened more strikes.
Gunship helicopters killed five militants while shelling militant hideouts in the Bajaur Agency near the Afghan border.
August 24: Thirteen more persons were killed in continuing violence in the Swat district of the NWFP while two more bodies were retrieved from the rubble of the Charbagh police post, blown up in a suicide attack on August 23.
Militants belonging to the pro-government Taliban commander Maulvi Nazeer clashed with the SFs in South Waziristan and five militants were killed and two sustained injuries. Three SF personnel were also injured in these clashes even as the fighting spread to Dray Nishtar, Sholam, Dana and Patay and the two sides used mortars guns, rocket-launchers and other heavy weapons.
August 23: A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden jeep into the Charbagh police station of the NWFP at 7.45am (PST), killing four policemen and three civilians. 20 others were wounded. About 100kg of explosives were reportedly used in the attack.
Military spokesman in Swat, Major Nasir Ali, told Dawn that soon after the suicide attack, security forces (SFs), backed by helicopter gunships, targeted militants’ hideouts in the valley, killing 50 Taliban militants, including their top commanders and foreigners. Ten army soldiers were killed and seven others injured in the fighting and three army vehicles were damaged. Several militant hideouts, including their command and control centre in Kabal, were destroyed.
Three policemen were killed when militants attacked their van near Manglawar in the NWFP.
Five members of a family were killed and six wounded when a mortar shell hit a residential compound near Khar in the Bajaur Agency at about 2:30 pm.
August 22: Sixteen militants were shot dead in the Hangu district of the NWFP. "As many as 16 miscreants were killed today in an exchange of fire with security forces," said a military statement. The gun-battle began when the security forces stopped a vehicle they suspected was carrying militants at the Sour Bridge check-post near the Doaba town. A military statement said two of the militants were suicide bombers "of foreign origin".
August 21: Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the gates of the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) in the high security cantonment town of Wah, around 30 kilometers from capital Islamabad, killing at least 70 persons in what was described as the deadliest attack on a military installation in the country’s history. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack.
16 more people, including 10 militants and six civilians, were killed in mortar and artillery shelling by the security forces in the Bajaur Agency.
August 20: Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft and Army gunship helicopters continued bombing suspected militant hideouts in the Bajaur Agency, killing three more persons and destroying a number of houses.
In addition, 14 militants were killed when the security forces repulsed a Taliban attack.
The Frontier Corps (FC) killed about 15 Taliban militants in the Kurram Agency. The FC was directed to launch the operation after all efforts for a cease-fire between the warring factions in the Agency failed, said a press release issued by the Interior Ministry in Islamabad.
12 persons, most of them alleged foreign fighters, were killed and five others sustained injuries when a US Predator fired two Hellfire missiles on a house in the Zari Noor village of South Waziristan. Military Spokesman Major General Athar Abbas confirmed the incident but said he would not confirm whether it was a missile or rocket attack.
Three persons, including a security force personnel, were killed and several others injured in the Swat valley of the NWFP.
August 19: 32 persons, including seven policemen, were killed and 55 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near the emergency ward of the District Headquarters Hospital in Dera Ismail Khan in the NWFP.
25 militants and five soldiers were killed in clashes following a Taliban attack on a scouts’ camp in the Bajaur Agency.
August 18: Seven persons, including two children, were killed and nine others sustained injuries when gunship helicopters attacked suspected militant positions in the Jar, Mulla Kali, Haji Lawang, Banda, Salarzai and Damadola areas of Bajaur Agency.
August 17: Four militants were killed when three Pakistan Army gunship helicopters targeted Taliban militants in the Bajaur Agency.
August 16: The SFs hit two vehicles in the Salarzai area of Bajaur Agency, killing 14 militants. Three children were killed when a mortar shell missed its target and hit a house in the Cheengai village in Damadola.
Nine militants and a civilian were killed and several other people injured when SFs, backed by artillery and helicopter gun-ships, attacked Taliban’s positions in the Koza Bandai, Damghar and Dheri areas of Swat district in the NWFP.
August 15: At least 35 persons were killed when helicopter gun-ships attacked militants in several areas of the Bajaur Agency.
August 14: Amid reports of the killing of prominent militant Taliban commander Maulana Faqir Mohammad in Bajaur Agency, the SFs intensified the ongoing military operation against the militants in the area, killing 33 more Taliban militants.
At least six pro-government Bugti tribesmen, including a former commander of Nawab Bugti, were killed and three others were injured when a landmine exploded in the Loti area of Dera Bugti district of Balochistan.
August 13: Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft and military gunship helicopters continued targeting suspected hideouts of militants in the Bajaur Agency, killing 21 more people, including three civilians, and injuring several others.
A suicide blast in Lahore killed at least nine persons and injured more than 35, targeting policemen standing guard on the eve of the Independence Day. The attack took place at the busy Dubai Chowk in the Allama Iqbal Town area at about 11:34pm, as citizens poured into the streets before midnight to celebrate the 61st anniversary of Pakistan’s independence, which falls on August 14. Among the dead were two policemen and a woman.
12 militants, including three Turkmen, some Arabs and Waziri tribal fighters, were killed and several others injured when an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fired four Hellfire missiles on Shnawana village in South Waziristan, along the border with Afghanistan.
Villagers killed six members of a militant group in the Dara Shalbandi area of Buner district of NWFP. Witnesses said that the villagers had surrounded the six militants and asked them to surrender. But the militants demanded safe passage and one of them hurled a grenade on the villagers to break the siege. The villagers subsequently opened fire, killing the militants four of whom were identified as Azeem Khan, Usman Ghani, Behran and Rahman Said.
August 12: A senior al Qaeda operative and 17 other militants were killed and several others sustained injuries when low-flying helicopters bombed their positions in the Bajaur Agency. Sources said Abu Saeed al-Masri alias Mustafa Mohammad Ahmad was killed in the air strike.
Six Pakistan Air Force (PAF) personnel and seven civilians were killed and 14 persons were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a bridge on the main Peshawar-Kohat Road in the southern part of Peshawar, capital of the NWFP.
August 11: Security forces killed approximately 50 Taliban militants in fresh clashes in the Bajaur Agency of the FATA, taking the death toll to nearly 160 in five days of fighting. "Helicopter gun-ships pounded positions of the militants in Bajaur and killed about 50 of them," an unnamed security official told Reuters. "Some of the bombs dropped by jets on suspected militants’ hideouts in Tauheedabad and Damadola villages also hit many houses killing six civilians and wounding 12 others," the security official told AFP. Civilian casualties were also reported in the Charmang area of Bajaur and the Manja area of Khar. According to The News, at least 13 members of a family, including women and children, were killed as a result of bombing at an unnamed village in the Bajaur Agency.
August 10: At least seven persons were killed and more than 20 injured in fighting between the militants and SFs in the Bajaur Agency, as Taliban occupied a 15-kilometre stretch of land from agency headquarters Khar to the Jaar area.
August 9: Militants shot dead eight policemen near Swat in the NWFP. "A group of ten armed militants attacked a police checkpost in Buner and shot dead eight police officials deployed there," police official Sardar Hameed told AFP. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Muslim Khan claimed responsibility for the killings. "Our men attacked the checkpost and shot dead police officials… We will continue targeting all those police officials who are taking part in the ongoing military operation against us," he told reporters in Mingora, the main town in Swat.
A press statement from the FC headquarters in Peshawar said six soldiers were killed and 15 injured after the paramilitary troops broke a Taliban siege and reached Khar, the agency headquarters.
August 8: More than 70 Taliban militants were killed and 60 others sustained injuries in a gun-battle between militants and the SFs in the Bajaur Agency of the FATA. Seven paramilitary troops also died in clashes near the Afghan border, as helicopter gun-ships and mortars targeted militants’ hideouts in the Rashakai and Tank Khata areas. "Intense firing again started at 8am at Loisam, Omari and Nawagai areas where a large number of armed Taliban are attacking security forces," an unnamed security official told AFP.
At least 10 people were killed and 17 others sustained injuries as clashes between the Lashkar-e-Islam and its rival Ansar-ul-Islam continued for the second day in the Bilyamen area of Lower Kurram in the FATA.
August 7: Hundreds of Taliban militants attacked a security check-post near the Afghan border late on August 6, sparking fierce clashes in which up to 10 soldiers and 25 militants were killed, officials said on August 7. The security forces (SFs) had deployed a large force at Loyesam, 12 kilometers from Khar, headquarters of the Bajaur Agency in FATA, in a bid to reclaim important nearby Taliban strongholds. A Frontier Corps officer told AFP that 300-400 militants armed with AK-47 assault rifles, rocket launchers and grenades, participated in the attack.
Five troops were killed and several others injured when three roadside bombs hit a convoy of the SFs near Rashakai area, some 8kms from Khar in Bajaur.
August 6: Five civilians were killed and four others sustained injuries when a remote-controlled device exploded in the crowded Liaquat Bazaar in Sibi in Balochistan.
Four persons were killed when clashes resumed between the Lashkar-e-Islam and the Ansar-ul-Islam after two weeks of lull in the remote Tirah valley of the Khyber Agency in the FATA.
August 3: At least 30 militants and a security official were killed on the fifth day of the ongoing military operations in the Swat district of the NWFP.
August 2: Eight police personnel were killed and five others wounded when a remote-controlled bomb exploded near their vehicle in the Kabal town of Swat district in the NWFP.
July 31: Fresh fighting erupted between SFs and Taliban militants in the Swat valley of the NWFP, leaving 13 civilians and approximately 20 militants dead.
July 30: 48 militants, including a commander, and five soldiers were killed and an unspecified number of people were injured as fierce clashes continued in the Swat Valley of the NWFP for the second consecutive day. The fighting erupted on July 29 after the militants attacked a security post in their stronghold in the Matta sub-division and took about 25 SF personnel hostage.
July 29: Eleven militants and two SF personnel, including a Pakistan Army captain, were killed during day-long clashes between the SFs and the Maulana Fazlullah-led militants in the Swat Valley of NWFP.
July 28: A missile apparently fired from a Predator drone killed at least six persons in a compound in South Waziristan near the Afghan border. An unnamed security official said the strike might have killed Abu Khabab Al Misri, an Egyptian al Qaeda trainer known for his expertise in explosives and chemicals.
Three officials of an intelligence agency were shot dead by the Taliban militants in Matta in the Swat district of NWFP.
July 26: Twelve militants and three Frontier Constabulary (FC) men were killed in a clash near Loti Gas Field in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan. FC Inspector General Maj Gen Saleem Nawaz said that the militants fired long-range weapons on the FC troops deployed in Toba Nokhani. The troops returned fire killing 12 militants. He said that three FC men who were wounded later succumbed to the injuries.
July 23: Six SF personnel were killed in an encounter with the insurgents in the Uch area of Dera Bugti district in Balochistan. A Balochistan Frontier Corps (FC) spokesman Lt Col Shahid Mahmood said the SFs pursued the insurgents who opened fire at the FC party into the mountains located some 16 kilometers away from the Uch power plant where they discovered two temporary hideouts of the insurgents. At least 50 insurgents, equipped with heavy weapons, were holed up there. In response to the SFs bid to arrest them, they opened fire, which killed six soldiers and injured nine others.
July 22: Three militants were killed and four SF personnel were injured in a clash in the Nodhan Bugti village of Jaffarabad district in Balochistan.
July 21: Six more persons, including two security officials, were killed in Sui on the third day of clashes in the Toba Sandrwani and Uch areas of Balochistan.
July 20: Approximately 43 persons, including 33 militants, nine Frontier Corps soldiers and a Pakistan Petroleum Limited engineer, were killed and many injured during clashes between the security forces and militants in the Toba Sandrani area of Dera Bugti district in Balochistan.
July 19: A security force personnel was killed while 10 militants were shot dead in retaliatory fire during a clash in the Och area of Sui in Balochistan. A team of the Frontier Constabulary (FC) was patrolling the area when unidentified militants attacked their vehicle, killing one FC trooper. The FC personnel returned fire, killing 10 militants.
Nine persons were killed and 10 injured in clashes between the Lashkar-e-Islam and Ansar-ul-Islam in the remote Tirah area of Khyber Agency. Sources said the clashes occurred in the Daki, Sangar and Inqilab Morcha areas.
Four members of a rival militant group, taken hostage by the Taliban, were executed by their captors in the Mohmand Agency of the FATA.
July 18: Despite a cease-fire brokered by two senior Afghan Taliban commanders on July 17, fighting between two rival militant groups continued on July 18 in which more than 50 militants were killed and dozens injured in the Mohmand Agency of FATA.
Ten militants were killed and five soldiers were wounded as clashes between militants and the army continued in a search-and-cordon operation launched around the Zarguri town of Hangu district in the NWFP.
Suspected militants three persons in the Karwan Manza area of South Waziristan on suspicion of them spying for the US. A note, written in Pashto, was also found near the bodies, accusing the dead of spying for the United States. It warned that other "US spies" would face the same fate.
July 16: Seven persons were killed and five others injured in clashes between the Lashkar-e-Islam and the Ansar-ul-Islam militant groups in the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency of FATA.
July 13: Six persons were killed and 10 others sustained injuries in fresh clashes between the two warring groups of the Mangal Bagh-led Lashkar-e-Islam and the Mahoob-led Ansar-ul-Islam in the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency. Activists of the two groups clashed in the Bar Shalobar area and exchanged gunfire, resulting in the death of six persons.
July 12: At least 17 people – including 13 Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel – were killed in a clash between the Taliban militants and SFs in the Hangu district of NWFP. The fighting erupted after Taliban militants ambushed an FC convoy in the Drori Banda area of Hangu. The dead also included three civilians and a local militant, residents and Taliban sources said.
Seven people, including two women, were killed and four others injured in clashes between the Lashkar-e-Islam and Ansar-ul-Islam in the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency.
July 10: At least seven people were killed and 12 others were wounded in three separate landmine explosions in different parts of Kurram Agency in the FATA. According to the Assistant Political Agent of Lower Kurram, three people were killed and six others injured when a vehicle carrying vegetables struck a landmine in Arawali village. Four people were killed and five others wounded when a tractor trolley struck a landmine in the Kach area, he added. Similarly, one person sustained injuries when he passed over a landmine in the Magnek village.
Clashes between the two rival groups, the Mangal Bagh-led Lashkar-e-Islam and the Mehboob-led Ansarul Islam, in the remote Tirah Valley of the Khyber Agency in the FATA continued. There were reports that at least three persons were killed and nine others injured in the fresh clash between the two groups.
July 8: Unidentified militants killed five security force personnel and injured three others while attacking their vehicle in the Bara sub-division of Khyber Agency in the FATA. There were unconfirmed reports about the death of a militant in retaliatory fire, whose body was taken away by the militants.
July 6: Twenty persons, including 15 policemen, were killed and more than 40 persons sustained injuries in a suicide attack near the Melody Market area of capital Islamabad. The suicide bomber targeted policemen deployed at a rally observing the first year anniversary of an army raid on the Lal Masjid (Red mosque) in Islamabad.
July 3: Five people were killed and several others injured in fresh clashes between LI and AI in the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency. According to locals, clashes have continued for 13 day and both groups have occupied strategic positions in the mountains of Tirah Valley and are attacking each other with heavy ordinance. They said that over 80 people had been killed on both sides since the start of the clashes and the political administration had not been able to stop the fighting.
June 30: Seven tribesmen were killed and nine others sustained injuries in a blast at the base camp of a banned outfit in the Bar Qambarkhel area of Bara sub-division in Khyber Agency.
June 28: Eight persons were killed and five others injured as clashes between two groups in the Tirah area of Khyber Agency in the FATA. The report said that the groups were using mortar guns, small missiles, rockets and other heavy arms in the fight.
June 26:The suspected militants gunned down local PPP leader Abdul Akbar Khan, his wife, and two sons in Matta tehsil (administrative division).
Suspected militants killed a prominent tribal elder, his son and mother-in-law in Matta tehsil.
June 25: Taliban killed 22 members of a pro-government "peace committee" at Jandola of Tank in the NWFP. Taliban spokesman Maulvi Umar claimed responsibility for the killings.
June 23: 12 persons were killed in the continuing clash between two militant groups, the Lashkar-i-Islam and Ansarul Islam, in the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency in the FATA.
Gunmen shot dead eight members from a Shia tribe in the Kurram Agency.
Militants loyal to the Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud captured Jandola town in South Waziristan after a gun-battle with pro-government tribesmen, in which six persons, including four tribesmen and two militants, were killed. Meanwhile, a Taliban spokesman said nine people, including seven tribesmen, had been killed and the Taliban had abducted 10 pro-government fighters.
June 22: At least 15 militants were dead and dozens injured in a clash between Lashkar-i-Islam and Ansarul Islam in the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency in the FATA. The violence began on June 21 when militants belonging to Lashkar-i-Islam leader Mangal Bagh attacked a stronghold of Ansarul Islam, led by Ustad Mehboob.
June 21: Five people were killed and nine others injured in an exchange of fire between Lashkar-i-Islam and Ansarul Islam in the Teerah Valley of Khyber Agency in FATA.
June 19: Militants belonging to a Sunni group ambushed a food convoy killing four persons and subsequently set ablaze three trucks loaded with goods at Kurram agency in the FATA. Meanwhile, security forces, backed by helicopter gun-ships, retaliated killing five militants in region.
June 18: Three persons were killed and eight others injured in a mortar attack and firing incident in village Shalozan of Kurram Agency in the FATA.
June 17: Unidentified assailants killed four persons when they opened fire on a vehicle in the Hangu Bazaar of NWFP following an abduction attempt.
June 16: A bomb exploded inside a Shia mosque killing at least four people and injuring two others in the Dera Ismail Khan district of NWFP. Police said that the explosion was triggered inside Imambargah Hazrat Ali in Mohallah Roshan Chirgah when worshippers were coming out of the mosque after offering evening prayers. Police recovered a number of battery cells from the incident site indicating that the bomb was triggered by a time-device.
June 15: Four persons were killed and another was injured when a car drove over a landmine near Seenzala in the NWFP. So far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
June 13: Militants shot dead five tribesmen, including a pro-government tribal elder, Malik Zahideen, near Miranshah in North Waziristan of FATA. Malik Zahideen was travelling from Miranshah to his native Behramand village along with his two brothers and two nephews when four militants intercepted their vehicle near Kharseen, killing all five. The unidentified militants later managed to escape. Militants shot dead the tribesmen suspecting they were spying for foreign forces in Afghanistan, a local official said.
June 10: At least 11 paramilitary soldiers and 10 militants were killed in an air strike by the US-led forces on a Frontier Corps security post in the Sheikh Baba area along the Afghan border in Mohmand tribal region. 15 people, including six paramilitary soldiers, were reportedly injured in the attack. Officials of the Mohmand Rifles have said that 40 of their men are missing. A spokesman of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, Maulvi Umar said that eight Taliban had been killed and nine others wounded in clashes. He also claimed that the Taliban have captured seven soldiers of the Afghan National Army and shot down a Nato helicopter, killing its crew.
June 9: Three persons were killed in the Balyameen area of the Lower Kurram Agency when unidentified militants opened fire on a vehicle. The vehicle was travelling to Balyameen from Anzari when gunmen opened fire, killing Sajid Hussain and his driver Ahmed Gul on the spot while another unidentified man died soon after.
Four Policemen were killed and a SHO was injured when around 20 militants opened fire on a Police mobile unit on a routine patrol near the Mattani bypass in Peshawar. Militants also set ablaze the vehicle and stole the Policemen’s weapons.
June 8: Four children were killed in an explosion triggered by suspected militants at Chitral in the NWFP.
June 6: Four people were killed in two explosions in Dera Ismail Khan in the NWFP. The first bomb exploded in the University Road area without causing any damage. As police and civilians gathered at the scene, another bomb exploded killing four people, including two policemen, and wounding another nine, police official Mohsin Shah told Reuters. Five people including four policemen were killed in the remote-controlled bomb attack. DI Khan District Police Officer Abdul Ghuffar said that the first bomb had been planted on a bicycle and the attack targeted police. He said 15 people had been injured in the blast, nine of who were policemen. He said the area had been cordoned of after the incident.
June 4: Three civilians were killed and three others sustained injuries in a bomb blast at a video shop in a business centre at Kohat in the NWFP. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Meanwhile, the All Combined Bazaar Association has given a 24-hour ultimatum to the CD shop owners in the district to wind up their businesses to avoid action by the association.
June 3: Five Afghan children were killed and an equal number of them sustained injuries in an explosion in a house on the Sariab Road in Quetta. The explosion occurred in the house of an Afghan scrap dealer when the children were reportedly attempting to dismantle a mortar shell.
Four persons were killed and seven others wounded in a landmine explosion at a roadside in the Spin Tara area of Kurram Agency. Political administration officials said a truck carrying passengers to central Kurram Agency drove over a landmine. The dead included two Afghan nationals, a nine-year old boy and an 11-year-old girl.
June 2: A suspected suicide bomber blew up his car outside the Danish embassy in Islamabad, killing at least eight persons and injuring 30 others. The Danish Foreign minister said a Pakistani cleaner employed at the embassy and a Danish citizen of Pakistani origin had died and three other local employees were hurt, but the embassy’s four Danish staffers were unharmed. There was no claim of responsibility for the blast, but officials said it was likely linked to anger over blasphemous caricatures, which were recently reprinted by Danish newspapers.
May 31: A bomb exploded in a vehicle owned by the Taliban in the Mamad Ghat area of the Mohmand Agency, killing at least three militants and a bystander while injuring three more militants.
May 30: Six youths were shot dead and four others sustained injuries in an ambush by the insurgents on the Samungli Road in Quetta, capital of Balochistan. A spokesman for the BLA claimed responsibility for the attack saying that those killed were spying for the Military Intelligence and the Inter-Services Intelligence.
May 27: Eight persons were killed and 13 others sustained injuries in the Orakzai Agency when militants of the Lashkar-e-Islam and Ansar-ul-Islam, the two rival groups of Khyber Agency clashed.
Eight militants were killed and four others sustained injuries when a vehicle loaded with ammunition blew up in the Salarzai sub-division of Bajaur Agency of FATA.
May 26: Six persons were killed and five others sustained injuries in incidents of sectarian violence at Dera Ismail Khan. Witnesses said four people, including three close relatives, were killed when they were attacked while going to a court. The four slain people were from the Shia community. "It seems to be a sectarian attack, but we are still investigating," Dera Ismail Khan police chief Salahuddin Khan said. The motorbike borne assailants also fired on a police team going to a checkpoint, killing constable Qismatullah. Further, some people opened fire on a member of the banned Sunni group Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), Abdur Rasheed, on the University Road, killing him on the spot.
May 21: Four relatives of two parliamentarians from the FATA were killed in an ambush in the Jamrud sub-division of Khyber Agency. The attack left MNA Noorul Haq Qadri's brother Hamayun Khan, uncle Hafiz Abdul Aleem and brother-in-law Bacha Jan, and Senator Hafiz Abdul Malik's son Hafiz Nooruddin dead, said officials.
May 19: Three civilians were killed and two others sustained injuries when an improvised explosive device exploded outside a mosque in the Dabar area of Khar, headquarters of Bajaur Agency in the FATA.
May 18: Thirteen persons, including five soldiers, were killed and 23 others, including 11 soldiers, sustained injuries in a suicide attack at the Punjab Regiment Centre (PRC) market in the Cantonment area of Mardan in NWFP. Security officials said the bomber was around 22 years old and detonated the bomb when stopped from entering a bakery at the PRC market. Provincial Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Bashir Ahmad Bilour said it was a suicide attack that might be in retaliation to the recent US air strikes in the Bajaur Agency of the FATA. The Tehrik-i-Taliban in Darra Adamkhel claimed responsibility for the attack.
May 14: At least 12 militants, including some foreigners, were killed in a suspected United States missile strike on two houses in the Damadola area of Bajaur Agency in the FATA. Two missiles, apparently fired by a US drone aircraft, demolished a house and a compound used by suspected al Qaeda militants, an unnamed official said. Residents said they saw drones flying in the area beforehand. Taliban spokesman Maulana Omar said that 'commander' Maulana Obaidullah's house had been targeted.
May 10: Unidentified assailants shot dead three Shia community members in the Dera Ismail (DI) Khan area of NWFP in an incident of suspected sectarian violence. The assailants opened fire on a shop in the main bazaar of DI Khan town and fled on a motorbike, local police Chief Abdul Ghaffar Qaisarani said. The shopkeeper, his salesman and a visitor were killed in the attack, Qaisarani told AFP, and added that the victims were members of the Shia community. "It might be a sectarian attack. We are investigating the case," another police official said.
May 8: Six militants had been killed near the Wennai bridge in the Matta sub-division of Swat district.
May 7: Two policemen and a civilian were shot dead in Quetta, triggering a reaction by local businessmen, who shut down their businesses in protest against the killings. Suspected insurgents shot dead two policemen, Noor Ahmed Shahwani and Muhammad Nasir, and passerby Abdul Karim on Quetta's Sariab Road. The Balochistan Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the attack.
May 1: A suicide bomber blew himself up in a madrassa (seminary) in the Khyber Agency of FATA injuring at least 18 people in an apparent attempt to assassinate Haji Namdar, chief of the Amar Bil Maroof Wa Nahi Anil Munkar (Promotion of Virtue and Suppression of Vice), a religio-militant organisation.
April 29: Militants killed three policemen and injured three others in Kohat in the NWFP. The officers were reportedly following the militants who had earlier stolen a taxi. "The attackers then opened fire and the policemen did not have a chance to retaliate," the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) police chief Malik Naveed told AFP. "It appears to be a terrorist attack," he added.
April 26: Three Taliban militants and four suspected criminals were killed and several others, including women and children, injured in a clash in the Dadukhel area of the Mohmand Agency in the FATA.
April 25: At least three people were killed and 26 injured when a car bomb exploded near Mardan City Police Station in the NWFP. Mardan district Superintendent of Police Ijaz Abid said the bomb, planted in a car parked near the police station, detonated around 6am, killing two civilians and a police official, and injuring around 17 policemen and nine civilians. He also said that nearly 35 to 40 kilograms of explosives were used and the police station and adjacent shops were badly damaged. The TTP claimed responsibility for the attack. "This attack was carried out by our mujahideen to avenge the earlier killing of one of our commanders by police in Mardan," TTP spokesman Maulana Omar told Reuters by telephone.
April 20: Three security force personnel were killed and a civilian was injured in the Hub area of Balochistan. Police sources said two armed men on a motorcycle opened fire on a FC vehicle near the Gadani bus stop. "Two soldiers died and another succumbed to injuries in hospital," police said. The driver of a bus which was passing through the area at the time of the firing was injured.
April 19: Local Taliban in South Waziristan Agency publicly executed three people who had allegedly killed a teenager, Intezar Mehsud. The deceased, identified as Janan Mehsud, Farooq Wazir and an Afghan national, had allegedly murdered the boy who belonged to the Bandkhel tribe, after robbing him of PKR 60,000.
April 16: At least 20 persons were killed as fighting erupted between activists of the militant group Lashkar-e-Islam and Kooki Khel tribesmen of the Khyber Agency in FATA.
April 12: Eight people were killed and 10 others injured in fresh violence between rival groups of the Kurram Agency, raising the death toll of the past eight days in the area to 35. Five tribesmen - Qadir Gul, Hamid Hussain, Rafique, Taib Khan and Abdul Hanan - were killed, and 10 injured, during a clash in the Marro Khel area of Lower Kurram Agency. Similarly, three people were shot dead by armed rival groups in the areas of Balishkhel, Sadda, Karman, Para Chamkani, Pewar and Teri Mengal.
April 6: Sectarian violence broke out between Shia and Sunni sects in three villages of Kurram Agency in the FATA after a bomb exploded at Khurmana Pul, killing three people and injuring 22 others. A 16-member jirga (council) consisting of elders of the two sects intervened and brokered a truce between the warring groups in the villages of Khwar Kalay, Balish Khel and Sangeena, in the presence of political administration officials.
March 26: Seven people, including two women, were killed and two others sustained injuries when gunmen ambushed a Government ambulance in the Lower Kurram region. The ambulance was going to Peshawar from Parachinar when it came under attack at the Chappari check-post. The victims belonged to the Turi tribe. Officials said the assailants had used rockets and heavy machine-guns, killing seven passengers on the spot. A student of the Cadet College Razmak, a lady health worker and two Levies personnel were among the dead.
March 25: Unidentified gunmen killed three people, including a woman, in the Matta sub-division of Swat district in the NWFP.
March 21: Four persons were killed and 28 others injured after clashes erupted between Shia and Sunni Muslims during a Nauroz (Persian New Year festival) procession in the Hangu district of NWFP. The violence erupted after members of the Shia community of the region came under fire as they hoisted a flag on a mosque to mark Nauroz. Locals said the Nauroz celebrations were going on peacefully at a madrassa (Seminary) when they were fired upon with rockets and mortar shells.
March 20: A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a military vehicle in front of the brigade headquarters at Zari Noor in South Waziristan, killing five soldiers and injuring 11 others. A man claiming to be a spokesman for the pro-government militant commander Maulana Nazir claimed responsibility for the attack.
At least three nomads are feared to have been killed after some rockets fired from the Afghan territory, hit a makeshift house near the Angoor Adda in South Waziristan.
March 16: At least 20 people were killed as several missiles hit a house in South Waziristan. Seven missiles landed on the house of Noorullah in Toog village, located four kilometers south of Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan. Local journalist Sailab Mehsud said 20 people were killed and five others wounded in the missile attack. He said all those who died were Arabs and Turkmen, who had gathered at the house when the attack occurred.
March 15: A powerful bomb blast occurred at the Italian restaurant Luna Caprese in Islamabad, killing a Turkish woman, Inder Baskar, who worked for a Turkish relief agency, and injuring about 15 others, including some US diplomats. The injured were identified as Earl Camp, Ray Pitesk, Bennet Bruce, Trish Gibbs and Rod Sneider from the US; Keith Pierce from the UK; Adan from Canada, Onaish and Motobo from Japan; and Masood, Zahid, Kamran Abbasi, Ajmal and Liaquat from Pakistan.
At least five persons, including four tribesmen and one Taliban, were killed and another seven wounded, including five Taliban militants, as two rival groups exchanged fire during a local jirga in the Mir Ali subdivision of North Waziristan.
March 11: At least 30 people were killed and more than 200 sustained injuries in suicide blasts at the FIA headquarters and an advertising agency office in Lahore. The first attack was carried out at the FIA regional headquarters on Temple Road, severely damaging the eight-storey establishment and adjacent buildings. The building also housed the offices of a special US-trained unit created to counter terrorism. The suicide bombers on a pick-up rammed through the gate of the building, running over a policeman before blowing up the vehicle. The second attack was carried out on Bungalow No 83/F in Model Town – the office of an advertising agency. Two children and a gardener died in the bombing and about 12 people were injured. The advertising agency is located near Bilawal House, office of the Pakistan People’s Party. Capital City Police Officer Malik Muhammad Iqbal said attackers rammed explosives-laden vehicles into the targets in both the attacks. Police said around 50kg and 30kg of explosives had been used in the two attacks.
11 people, including two women, were killed and over a dozen injured in fighting between the security forces and tribal militants in the Nawagai sub-division of Bajaur Agency. The fighting erupted after militants attacked the paramilitary FC personnel, who were fetching water from a nearby stream. A paramilitary soldier was injured in the improvised explosive device attack, and this was followed by a heavy gun-battle between the two sides for several hours.
Four women and two children were killed when artillery shells fired from the Afghan side of the border hit a number of houses in the Tangri area of North Waziristan. Local people said that the area came under fire after a security camp in Afghanistan’s Khost province adjacent to North Waziristan had been attacked by some people.
March 4: Eight persons were killed and 24 others sustained injuries when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the parking area of the Pakistan Navy War College in Lahore. The incident occurred at around 1:10 pm (PST) when classes in the Pakistan Navy War College were in progress. Eyewitnesses and police officials said five Navy officials and two suicide bombers died on the spot while one Navy official succumbed to injuries at a hospital.
Four militants and a villager were killed in a gun-battle which erupted in the Khankhel area of Lakki Marwat district of the NWFP after the abduction of a union council official and his two associates. Two of the militants were Uzbek nationals while the rest were tribal Wazirs, District Police Officer Romail Akram said, adding that an Uzbek militant had been arrested.
March 3: At least 10 people were killed and six others injured when dozens of armed men belonging to the Khyber Agency-based Lashkar-e-Islam (LeI) attacked Shiekhan village on the outskirts of Peshawar, capital of the NWFP, with rocket launchers and other sophisticated weapons before bulldozing a shrine and four houses. "Dozens of armed men of Mangal Bagh-led militant organisation attacked Shiekhan village at around 11.30 am. The villagers, mostly unarmed and unprepared, resisted the assault that resulted into a fierce clash between the rival groups," said a police official.
Five militants were killed in a clash with the SFs at the Nakai check-post in the Mohmand Agency of the FATA. An official said that SFs had stopped a car at the check-post, about 12 km north of Ghalanai, the Agency’s headquarters, and told its five occupants that they needed to be frisked, but the latter refused. The militants subsequently tried to escape and in the ensuing encounter, SF personnel fired a rocket on the car, killing the five.
March 2: Forty-two people were killed and at least 58 others sustained injuries in a suicide bombing at a tribal peace jirga (council) near the Zarghunkhel check-post in Darra Adam Khel in the NWFP. The jirga of Zarghunkhel, Akhurwal, Sheraki, Bostikhel and Toor Chapper tribes had been convened to discuss the formation of a Lashkar (army) to drive militants out of the area. A severed head was reportedly found at the site and officials believed it was that of the bomber. Some people identified the teenager as a youth from the Sheraki area of Darra Adam Khel.
February 29: Forty people were killed and more than 75 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the funeral prayers of the slain Deputy Superintendent of Police (Lakki Marwat), Javed Iqbal Khan, in the Mingora city of Swat district. District Police Officer Waqif Khan said the bomber was among the people taking part in the funeral. The blast occurred when the funeral concluded and the people had started to disperse. Deputy Superintendent of Police Javed Iqbal, who died in a bomb blast along with three other policemen in the troubled southern Lakki Marwat district on February 29-morning, belonged to Makan Bagh in Mingora city.
February 28: At least 10 suspected militants were killed in a missile strike on a house in South Waziristan. The dead were believed to be of Pakistani and foreign origins, residents and officials said. The attack occurred at approximately 2AM (PST) in Kaloosha village, 10 kilometers west of Wana, headquarters of South Waziristan.
February 25: A suicide bomber killed eight people, including the Pakistan Army’s surgeon general, in Rawalpindi - the highest-ranking military official killed since the country joined the US-led war on terror. Lieutenant General Mushtaq Baig, surgeon general and Director-General of the army’s Medical Services, died after a teenage suicide bomber blew himself up next to a military convoy on a busy road in Rawalpindi, the army said. Five civilians were also killed, while 25 others were injured, an army statement added.
Five workers of a NGO were killed while ten others sustained injuries in an attack by a group of ten militants in Mansehra in the NWFP. The dead included two women workers of the British non-government organisation, Plan International.
Three security force personnel were killed and five others injured when a remote control bomb hit their vehicle in Sangsila area of Dera Bugti district in Balochistan.
February 23: Three SF personnel were killed and six others sustained injuries when armed men attacked a check-post on the outskirts of Peshawar, capital of the NWFP. According to police, at least 50 armed men stormed the check-post manned by reserve police and Frontier Corps personnel at the Qadirabad Primary School of Matni area.
February 22: A remote-controlled bomb exploded at a wedding party procession, killing 14 people and wounding 13 others, mostly children, in the Matta administrative division of Swat district in the NWFP. The bomb, which was detonated in the Ronial Takh Maira area of the region, exploded around 4pm (PST) when the wedding party was travelling from Kandogai village to Pir Dar Baba village.
February 21: Unidentified assailants shot dead three traffic policemen in Quetta, capital of Balochistan. Capital City Police Officer Mohammad Akbar said the officers, Sub-Inspector Abdul Latif and Constables Bashir and Muhammad Ayub, were performing routine traffic duty in Killi Ismail when assailants rode up to them on a motorcycle and opened fire. Bibarg Baloch, a spokesman of the banned Balochistan Liberation Army, claimed responsibility for the attack.
February 17: Four security force personnel were killed and another sustained injuries when a landmine exploded in the Pir Koh gas field area of Dera Bugti district. Sources said that a landmine planted by militants in Haideri Nallah near Pir Koh gas field blew up a vehicle carrying Frontier Corps personnel.
February 16: A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into the election office of an independent candidate in Parachinar city of FATA, killing at least 47 persons, including six children, and injuring 109 others.
February 14: A roadside bomb struck a SFs vehicle in Mamoond in the Bajaur Agency of the FATA, killing three SF personnel, including Major Farhan, and injuring two others. The SF personnel were going from the Katkot Fort to Khar when their vehicle was targeted with a remote-controlled bomb on Tarkho bridge.
February 11: At least 10 people were killed and 13 others sustained injuries when a teenaged suicide bomber blew himself up amidst a gathering of the Awami National Party (ANP) and tribal Lashkar (force) at Mirali in North Waziristan. President of the North Waziristan chapter of the ANP, Haji Anwar Shah, was among the dead.
February 9: Twenty-seven people were killed and over 30 injured in a suicide attack on an election rally at Nakai near Charsadda town in the NWFP. Senior Awami National Party leader Afrasiab Khattak, who was addressing the gathering, escaped unhurt. The Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz Khan said, "I have been told that most probably it was a suicide attack."
February 7: Three persons were killed and 12 others sustained injuries in a bomb blast that occurred at a bus stand in the Dera Murad Jamali town of Balochistan. Two people died instantly and one, Ghanwar Bugti, died in the hospital.
February 4: At least eight people were killed and about 10 others sustained injuries when unidentified assailants carried out an explosion targeting a bus carrying security force personnel near the headquarters of Pakistan Army in Rawalpindi in Punjab Province. The explosion occurred at 7.15am (PST) outside the gate of the army's National Logistics Cell in R.A. Bazar, a high security area as it is located very close to the General Headquarters. The blast completely destroyed the bus, several cars and motorcycles, eyewitnesses said. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
February 2: At least six persons, including two civilians, were killed in a gun battle in Mardan after police raided a suspected militant hideout at 5am (PST). Mardan police official said that the gun battle ensued when police raided the house of one Afsar Ali, wanted by police for attacks on music shops, in the Palodehri area. Two policemen and two militants, including Adnan, whose brother Kamran was an aide of Baitullah Mehsud in the district, were killed in the gun battle. Sources said while a woman passing by was killed in the crossfire, a civilian Azam Khan was also killed as militants entered his house. Police seized three Kalashnikovs, eight hand grenades and two suicide vests from the house. Sources also said that the police had raided the area a week ago but the militants, 25 to 40 in number, managed to escape.
February 1: At least six persons, including five security personnel, were killed and eight others were injured when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a security check post at Kajhori near Miranshah of North Waziristan. "It was a suicide attack on a security check post in which three tribal policemen and two paramilitary soldiers [died]," military spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said. Meanwhile, the local administration sources said that 19 people including nine Frontier Corps soldiers died in the attack. They said a number of Khasadars (tribal policemen) and civilians were also killed. Security forces fired artillery shells at several hilltops after the attack, they added.
January 31: Senior al Qaeda commander Abu Laith Al-Libi has been killed in Pakistan, CNN quoted "a knowledgeable Western official and an unnamed military official" as saying. The 41-year-old Libyan was active in operational planning and training, and according to the US official, "not far below the importance of the top two al Qaeda leaders" – Osama bin Laden and Ayman Al-Zawahiri. He was placed on the US military’s most wanted list in 2006, behind Laden, Zawahiri and Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
January 30: The bodies of 13 soldiers killed by militants during the military’s ongoing operation in Darra Adam Khel in the NWFP have been found, the army said. Three of the dead were army personnel that the militants had captured, along with ammunition and food trucks, near the Kohat Tunnel on January 24. They said militants had abducted the remaining 10 personnel. Three bodies could not be recognised, they added. "They [soldiers] were apparently killed last week but their bodies were found today," a police official told Reuters.
Militants retrieved and buried the bodies of 12 foreigners who had been killed in a missile attack on a residential compound in the Khushali Toorikhel area of North Waziristan on January 28-night. Local people said the identity of the militants killed in the attack remained unknown but according to unconfirmed reports seven of them were Arabs while the other five were central Asians.
An explosion in a house in the outskirts of Peshawar, capital of the NWFP, killed three men who police said were making bombs when the explosives detonated prematurely. The blast occurred in the guestroom of a house located in the Badshah Dak area of Tauheed Colony in Phandu police precincts. "Initial evidence suggests that they were suicide attackers," police officer Farid Shah told AP. Gulbahar Deputy Superintendent of Police Ijaz Khan said the men were likely involved in an earlier attack on music shops in the Afridiabad area. He said police had detained one Ismail, originally from Lakary of Mohmand Agency, who had rented the house. The dead men included Ismail’s brother-in-law Saadullah and a cousin identified as Ali Rehman. The third body could not be identified. An AFP report said the men were 20 to 30 years old. Police seized a hand grenade, 10 kilograms of explosives, a pistol, three mobile phones, a dairy and religious literature from the house.
January 29: 14 people, including 10 militants, three Pakistan Army soldiers and a civilian, were killed and several others injured in heavy fighting and bombing by fighter aircraft in South Waziristan.
Sources said that fierce clashes continued between the SFs and militants in parts of the Mehsud-populated areas of South Waziristan, including Torwam, Tiarza near Shakai, Ladha, Serwakai, Nawaz Kot and Kotkai. Militants loyal to Baitullah Mehsud reportedly suffered significant losses when fighter aircraft targeted their positions in the Torwam area. Around 10 militants were killed and several others sustained injuries in the bombing.
At least seven militants of the Jundullah group and two police officials, including a Deputy Superintendent, were killed in two encounters in the Landhi and Shah Latif Town areas of Karachi. One of the slain militants was identified as Qasim Toori, a 27-year-old former policeman, who was wanted for a June 2004 attack on the then Karachi Corps Commander in which 11 people were killed. Five people were arrested including a man believed to be from Uzbekistan.
Three Pakistan Army soldiers were killed and four others wounded when militants attacked the troops in the Angamal area near Razmak. The troops returned the fire which led to a heavy shooting, resulting in the killing of three soldiers and injuries to four others. Military officials said several militants were also killed in the gun-battle and artillery shelling from Razmak military camp later, but they were unaware of the exact losses suffered by the militants. They added that 12 militants were subsequently arrested from Tiarza.
January 28: A missile apparently fired by a pilot-less plane hit a house in a village near Mir Ali in North Waziristan, killing 15 people - 10 suspected militants, two women and three minors. Intelligence sources said those killed also included Arab nationals but their identity was not known. A militant source said that five men "speaking the language of the holy Quran" were among the dead, suggesting that Arab militants were among the victims.
The Army fired mortar and artillery shells from military camps in Razmak and Jandola on the militants’ hide-outs in Kaza Panga, Dher Narai, Shaga, Treekh Narai, Wrasta Bazeena and Shaktoi areas in which officials said five militants were killed. They said intercepts from militants suggested that eight of their colleagues were wounded.
Five civilians, including two women, were killed when artillery shells hit their homes in Kotkai village. Residents of Torwam also reportedly complained that SFs were targeting the civilian population. They claimed that dozens of houses owned by civilians were damaged in the artillery shelling.
Five civilians, including two women, were killed during military shelling in the Aka Khel area of Darra Adam Khel in NWFP.
January 27: Security forces took positions on hilltops around the town of Darra Adamkhel and the Friendship Tunnel as 24 militants and five soldiers were killed in clashes. Sources said firing continued near the tunnel on January 26-night and several blasts were heard in the city. The military said that SFs had cleared the area and regained control of the Kohat tunnel and adjoining areas after fierce fighting. The tunnel connects the southern parts of the NWFP with capital Peshawar through the Indus Highway. The ISPR claimed that 24 militants had been killed and many others had fled leaving arms and ammunition.
January 26: Around 20 militants were killed by the troops during clashes in the Darra Adam Khel and Kohat areas of NWFP. Gunship helicopters pounded suspected Taliban positions in the mountains near Darra Adam Khel and Kohat district.
January 25: Around 34 militants and two soldiers were killed during a military operation in Darra Adam Khel, a town in the NWFP, located between Peshawar and Kohat, very close to the FATA. Gunship helicopters were used to target militant bunkers in the formerly stable region.
January 24: Forty militants and 10 soldiers were killed and dozens injured as the Pakistan Army, backed by tanks and gunship helicopters, launched a major offensive against the militants in South Waziristan. The military stated that troops had cleared Spinkai Raghzai, Nawazkot and the adjoining area of Tiarza and taken over some strongholds and hideouts of the militants. The troops also arrested 30 militants who were trying to escape during the clashes.
Suspected militants in the Swat district of NWFP shot dead the Matta sub-division naib (deputy) nazim (elected government official) Shakir Khan, his brother and an aide in an ambush near Kalakot. Two people were injured in the attack. They were going to the Asharhi area in a car to attend a meeting of the Awami National Party.
January 20: Nisar Ahmad Khan, Deputy Director of the Intelligence Bureau in NWFP, was shot dead by unidentified men outside his house in the Charsadda district’s Shabqadar area. Police said Khan was going home after dawn prayers when the men fired at him from inside a car.
January 18: Security forces claimed to have killed about 90 militants in two different encounters in the Ladha area of South Waziristan. In the first incident, militants attacked a convoy on the Jandola-Wana road in Chagmalai at 12.30pm. Troops returned fire and between 20 and 30 assailants were killed. Four security force personnel were injured and two vehicles were damaged.
Security forces attacked a large number of militants who had gathered to attack the Laddah fort and killed up to 60 of them.
January 17: At least 12 persons were killed and 25 others wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in an imambargah (congregation hall for Shia rituals) in Peshawar. Police said that the teenage bomber blew himself at the crowded Mirza Qasim Baig Imambargah in the Mohalla Janghi area at around 6.55pm (PST).
January 16: Four persons, including three children, were killed in a bomb blast near the Chashma Right Bank Canal in Dera Ismail Khan in the NWFP.
January 15: Hundreds of militants captured a paramilitary fort in South Waziristan after killing 22 soldiers and taking several others hostage. 600 to 700 militants reportedly attacked the fort in Sararogha, manned by the South Waziristan Scouts, firing rockets and mortars. 38 paramilitary soldiers and six civilians were in the fort when it came under the assault. The military said that 40 militants were also killed in the gun battle.
The paramilitary Frontier Corps personnel claimed that two alleged teenage suicide bombers were killed while a third committed suicide by swallowing poisonous capsules in the Mohmand Agency of the FATA.
January 14: 11 persons, including two children, were killed and more than 50 persons wounded in a bomb blast in the industrial Landhi suburbs of Gul Ahmadpur in Karachi. "The bomb was planted on a motorbike and exploded outside a textile factory in the Landhi district of Karachi," said senior police official Mohammed Javed. Muneer Ahmed Sheikh, an official of the Bomb Disposal Squad, said the explosion had been caused by a homemade time bomb which contained nails and ball bearings.
January 10: At least 24 people, including 17 policemen, were killed and 80 others injured in a suicide bomb blast outside the Lahore High Court, minutes before the arrival of an anti-government lawyers’ procession. The blast ripped through GPO Chowk in front of the Lahore High Court as the suicide bomber walked up to the about 60 riot police – who had gathered there ahead of a protest by lawyers against President Pervez Musharraf’s government – and blew himself up.
January 9-10: At least 50 militants were killed by troops during clashed that erupted when around 250-300 miscreants concentrated and attempted to attack Ladha Fort and check post on the night of January 9 to 10 in the Wana area of South Waziristan.
January 6: Rival militants attacked offices of a pro-government militant, killing nine and wounding eight of his men. The attackers first stormed the office of Maulana Nazir in Wana, headquarters of South Waziristan, and killed three of his supporters and injured four others. The militants, reportedly equipped with rockets and heavy weapons, launched another attack on the office of Nazir’s close associate, Maulana Khanan, in Shakai town, killing six people and injuring five others. Local people said that Nazir’s supporters later shot dead an associate of Baitullah Mehsud and captured four others in Wana.
January 4: Three persons were killed during sectarian clashes in the Jalmai and Meangak area of Kurram Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
January 3: Six people are reported to have died and 11 wounded in the sectarian clashes in the Kurram Agency of the FATA.
January 2: At least 27 militants were killed in two days of clashes in South Waziristan, a military official said. The clashes broke out after pro-Taliban militants abducted four Pakistan soldiers in South Waziristan on January 1, the official said. "Five militants were killed yesterday and 22 overnight," he stated.
At least eleven persons, including seven non local Taliban, died and 13 persons injured during the on-going sectarian clashes in the Kurram Agency.
January 1: Security force killed five suspected militants in the Laddah area of South Waziristan after four paramilitary soldiers were abducted in the area. The abduction of the soldiers of the Dir Scouts reportedly triggered clashes in the region.