Four persons are killed and three
children sustain injuries when a bomb exploded inside a house
in the Mashkal area of Kharan district in Balochistan province.
At least three people are killed
and eight others sustain injuries in clashes between paramilitary
forces and Bugti tribesmen in Balochistan.
Security forces (SFs) killed two
tribesmen and injured seven others in a shoot-out in the Dera
Bugti district of Balochistan.
Three people are killed and four
others sustain injuries during a clash between SFs and tribesmen
around the Sui area of Balochistan.
Unidentified gunmen are reported
to have killed eight tribesmen, including seven of a family, in
two separate incidents in South Waziristan.
Terrorists armed with heavy weapons
attacked a new Frontier Corps (FC) checkpoint on Khasokhel bridge
near Mir Ali, the main town in North Waziristan, killing eight
Hours after the attack, aircraft
attacked pro-Taliban cleric Maulana Noor Muhammad’s house in Saidgai
village, three kilometers from the Afghan border, killing eight
tribesmen and injuring 19 others.
Suspected insurgents fired more than
20 rockets at paramilitary camps in the Machh area of Bolan and
Mand area of Makran division in Balochistan, killing at least
Seven soldiers and 14 suspected terrorists
are killed following an attack on a Frontier Corps outpost at
Sarbanki in North Waziristan.
One Frontier Corps personnel is killed
and two others sustained injuries in a gun-battle between tribesmen
and SFs in the Loti gas field area of Balochistan province.
At least 15 people, including three
personnel of the Frontier Corps, were killed and three others
injured in an armed clash between the paramilitary force and armed
tribesmen in the Pirkoh area of Dera Bugti district in Balochistan.
At least 18 people, mostly women
and children, were killed and several others injured as suspected
US planes fired missiles targeting three houses at Damdola, some
40 kilometers inside the Pakistani territory in Bajaur Agency.
Paramilitary forces launched another
operation in the Marri area of Balochistan province using helicopter
gun-ships and heavy weapons. Mir Balach Khan Marri, a member of
the Balochistan Assembly, informed that SFs had been lobbing mortars
and rockets at the small township of Kahan for the last two days
in which 25 people, mostly women and children, had been killed
and several others injured.
At least eight people were killed
in clashes between armed men and SFs in the Kahan area of Kohlu
district in Balochistan province.
Two men were killed after a landmine
exploded at Jangzai village in the Bajaur Agency.
SFs killed three children in an attack
at Kahan and other adjacent areas of Balochistan province, local
tribesmen were quoted as saying in Daily Times.
A Frontier Corps (FC) soldier is
killed and another sustains injuries in a landmine explosion in
Pirkoh area of Balochistan province.
At least one person was killed when
unidentified men fired more than 20 rockets at SF camps in the
Machh area of Bolan and Mand area of Makran division in the Balochistan
Jamhoori Watan Party spokesperson
Agha Shahid Hasan Bugti claimed that nine people were killed and
31 others injured in shelling on the town by SFs. He said paramilitary
forces started massive shelling on the town at 11.30am, in which
six children, two women and a man were killed and 23 others wounded.
Former Chief Minister of Balochistan,
Sardar Attaullah Mengal, has claimed that Pakistani security forces
are using chemical weapons in the province, according to Hindustan
Times. Mengal, who addressed the media at the Karachi Press Club,
supported his claim by showing pictures of Baloch civilians who
he said had been hit by chemical weapons.
The Government freezes bank accounts
of an Afghan trading group allegedly involved in funneling funds
to the Taliban. The Federal Investigation Agency’s Special Investigation
Group froze 15 bank accounts of Shirkat Special and Amria Food
in Peshawar and Islamabad on the request of Interpol.
Six passengers were killed and five
others sustained injuries when a minibus hit a landmine at Kharcha
in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan province.
The Uch power plant was shut down
while operations of the Loti gas purification plant was affected
when significant portions of the pipelines supplying gas to the
two units were blown up in separate incidents in the Balochistan
Two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel
are killed and 11 others sustain injuries when an improvised explosive
device (IED) blast blew up their vehicle at Mubarik Shahi village
near Miranshah, headquarters of North Waziristan.
At least one FC personnel was killed
and four others sustained injuries in a landmine explosion near
Pirkoh gas plant in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan province.
Three persons are reported to have
died when FC personnel returned fire during an attack on their
outpost in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan.
At least six people were injured
on the third day of a gun-battle between paramilitary forces and
Bugti tribesmen in the Dera Bugti town of Balochistan province.
Baloch insurgents are reported to
have fired over 270 rockets on the town of Dera Bugti in Balochistan
province, targeting communication and national installations.
Dera Bugti administration officials said most of the rockets hit
the Frontier Corps fort, its check-post, civil colony and Government
Six people, including two security
guards, are killed and 12 persons, including women and children,
were injured in a missile attack on the Sui town in Balochistan
Three paramilitary soldiers were
killed and another sustained injuries when suspected terrorists
detonated an explosive device at Zarmilan in South Waziristan.
At least 14 people are killed and
19 injured when a powerful bomb exploded on a passenger bus in
the Mastung district of Balochistan province. The explosion occurred
when the Lahore-bound bus, which was carrying 34 passengers, reached
Kolpur, some 55 kilometers from Quetta, capital of Balochistan.
A headless body of a person, identified
as Kismat Khan, is found in Dabkot along with a message saying
that spying for America and Pakistan "will result in this".
US President George W Bush waives
restrictions under the Appropriations Act on exports to Pakistan,
saying it would ease the democratic transition in the country
and help combat terrorism.
At least 31 people are killed and
50 others wounded in a suspected suicide attack on a Muharram
procession of Shia Muslims in the Hangu town of North West Frontier
Three members of a family, including
two women, are killed and four persons sustain injuries in a landmine
explosion near Sangsilla in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan
The death toll in the suicide attack
on a Muharram procession at Hangu in North West Frontier Province
is reported to have increased to 40.
Four people, including three personnel
of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC), are killed and 15 others
injured in three different incidents in the Turbat and Kohlu districts
of Balochistan province.
At least three persons are killed
in overnight sectarian clashes in the Hangu town of North West
Frontier Province to raise the death toll to 43.
Two women are killed and four children
injured by suspected US mortar fire following militants attack
on an allied forces’ post in a tented nomad village in the Bangidar
Sulemankhel area of North Waziristan.
Dr Ahmad Javed Khwaja, who had been
detained for four months in the year 2002 on charges of alleged
links with the Al Qaeda, is shot dead at Manawan near Lahore.
At least 9,300 seminaries belonging
to the Ittehad-e-Tanzeemat Madaris-e-Deeniya (ITMD), an alliance
of five religious boards, have been registered with the Government
raising the number to 11,882 seminaries associated with the ITMD.
Three Chinese engineers and a Pakistani
driver are killed in Hub city, about 700 kilometers south of Quetta,
capital of Balochistan.
The Government reportedly put under
house arrest Hafiz Mohamed Saeed, chief of the Lashkar-e-Toiba,
and barred him from addressing a conference against the publication
of blasphemous cartoons in several European newspapers.
At least six soldiers were injured
when their vehicle hit a landmine at Tanai near Wana, headquarters
of South Waziristan.
Three pipelines of the Loti and Pir
Koh gas fields in Balochistan are blown up and a driver of the
Oil and Gas Development Corporation was wounded when a landmine
exploded in the same area.
Two Uzbeks and a local tribesman
were killed during a clash involving foreign terrorists and local
tribesmen at Eisokhel village in North Waziristan. The clash occurred
when two Uzbek terrorists shot dead a local tribesman, identified
as Shanzeb Khan. Following the killing, Khan’s nephew Mohammad
Hanif opened fire on their rivals, killing one of them on the
spot. Villagers of Eisokhel laid a cordon around the fleeing terrorist
and subsequently killed him after a brief encounter.
The Government is reported to have
ended the house arrest of Lashkar-e-Toiba chief, Hafiz Mohammed
Saeed, but has asked him not leave Lahore. The Information Secretary
of Jamaat-ud-Da’awah, Habibullah Salfi, told reporters that the
Government had ended Saeed’s house arrest, but had banned him
from traveling to any other district.
Three members of the Domki tribe
were killed when a landmine exploded under a bullock-cart in the
Chattar area of Nasirabad district in Balochistan.
Terrorists are reported to have shot
dead two civilians, Badshah Khan and his brother Rasul Khan, in
the border village of Angoor Adda in South Waziristan.
An anti-terrorism court in Karachi
sentenced 11 activists of the banned Jundullah (God’s Brigade)
outfit to death after finding them guilty of killing 10 people
in an attack on the convoy of the Corps Commander Karachi on June
Insurgents ambushed a military convoy
at Pinjra Pull in the Balochistan province, killing two soldiers
and injuring four others.
A pro-government tribal chief, Malik
Arsallah Khan, chief of the Khuniakhel Wazir tribe, is killed
in an ambush in Wana, headquarters of South Waziristan.
The North West Frontier Province
Governor, Khalil-ur-Rehman, claimed in Miranshah that the Government
has suspended operations in North Waziristan because it believes
that tribesmen are able to restore peace and normalcy through
their own customs and traditions.
A Frontier Corps (FC) personnel and
a tribesman are killed in fighting near Dera Bugti in the Balochistan
The entire telecommunication system
of Balochistan province came to a halt for five hours when insurgents
damaged the optic fibre system at two different places near the
Mastung district and Jacobabad.
Suspected terrorists are reported
to have shot dead two police personnel and injured two others
in an attack on a police patrol in the Tank district of North
President Pervez Musharraf is reported
to have told during an interview with ABC News, that his Afghan
counterpart Hamid Karzai had handed over a list of 40 wanted men
along with their phone numbers and "we find that two-thirds of
them are dead and it is just a total waste of time".
Security forces are reported to have
killed at least 41 foreign terrorists, including their Chechen
‘commander’, in a raid carried out by gunship helicopters on their
hideout at Danday Saidgai village in North Waziristan, bordering
Afghanistan. Four Pakistani tribesmen and a soldier were also
killed and an unspecified number of them were injured in the raid
and subsequent exchange of fire between the two sides.
A US diplomat, identified as David
Fyfe, his Pakistani driver and a Rangers official were killed
and 54 persons injured in a suicide car bombing near the US consulate
in Karachi, a day before the US President George W. Bush reaches
Two girls, Mah-Noor Ejaz and Mussarat Nazir, were killed and
three other children sustained injuries in a hand-grenade attack
in the PTCL Colony area of Quetta, capital of Balochistan province.
Immigration officials arrested a Belgian national on terrorism
charges at Lahore Airport while he was trying to board a plane
for Islamabad. Micha Ballen is wanted by Belgium for involvement
in several crimes and is believed to be a terrorist. He came to
Lahore from London on February 7 by a Gulf Air flight and was
staying at a seminary near the city.
More than 100 terrorists were reportedly killed in two separate
operations by security forces at Miranshah and Mir Ali in North
Waziristan. Three SF personnel died while nine others were wounded
in the operation. The main army base at Miranshah came under heavy
rocket fire from terrorists, who also occupied the main Miranshah
Bazaar, various Government offices and the telephone exchange.
SFs retaliated with helicopter gun ships and heavy artillery fire
killing at least 85 terrorists. Meanwhile, unidentified men ambushed
a SF convoy in Mir Ali, killing two soldiers and injuring seven
others. The troops killed 25 terrorists in retaliation.
At least 19 terrorists are reported to have died in clashes between
with the army in Miranshah, headquarters of North Waziristan.
The Political Agent in North Waziristan, Syed Zaheerul Islam,
survived an assassination attempt, when his vehicle was attacked
near Mirali. However, one of his guards was killed while another
sustained injuries in the attack.
Two Frontier Corps personnel were reportedly killed and another
sustained injuries when terrorists fired rockets targeting their
post at Tabbi near Mir Ali town in North Waziristan.
At least 29 people are reported to have died during a landmine
explosion in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan province.
A wedding party, comprising some 35 people of a family, including
women and children, was en route to Rakhni from Bekar when their
tractor-trolley hit an anti-tank landmine near Dera Bugti.
Pakistan Army artillery shelled Khattay Killay village, 10 kilometers
from Miranshah in North Waziristan, and gunship helicopters targeted
terrorists’ positions following reports that two of the most wanted
clerics, Maulvi Sadiq Noor and Maulvi Abdul Khaliq, and their
supporters were hiding there. Military spokesperson, Maj. Gen.
Shaukat Sultan, claimed 25 terrorists were killed in the attack.
Authorities in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) are reported to
have arrested eight terrorists in Muzaffarabad, including Mohammad
Yousuf Shah alias Syed Salahuddin, chief of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen
and chairman of the United Jehad Council. According to Times of
India, they were arrested a few days ago for protesting against
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's Kashmir policy.
The US State Department has reportedly sought confirmation from
Pakistan of the arrest of Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, an Al Qaeda
leader believed to be the mastermind of the Madrid bombings in
A major power breakdown affected several districts of the Balochistan
province and its capital Quetta in the early hours of March 16
when suspected insurgents blew up a pylon of the Quetta-Sibi transmission
line and damaged two others.
One person, Nehal Khan, was killed during a landmine explosion
in a village in the Jaffarabad district of Balochistan province
Seven persons, including three personnel each of the police and
Frontier Constabulary, were killed and as many injured in the
Dera Ismail Khan district of North West Frontier Province (NWFP)
when a police vehicle was blown up through a remote-controlled
device on Bannu Road.
Unidentified men fired upon three men picnicking in the Pir Ghaib
area of Balochistan killing two of them and wounding another.
In another incident, unidentified men also killed tribal elder,
Haji Abdul Quddus Khan Sanjrani, at Girdi Jangal bazaar in Girdi
Two soldiers were killed when a grenade exploded at a roadside
military post near Miranshah in North Waziristan.
A ten-year-old boy was killed and another child injured in a
bomb explosion near a police station in the Mardan City of NWFP.
Unidentified persons blew up the transmission tower of Radio
Pakistan at Wana in South Waziristan.
Gas supply to Punjab and the NWFP was suspended from the Sui
gas plant in Balochistan province after a gas pipeline was blown
up in Doli, some 20km from the Sui township.
A pro-government cleric, Maulana Sibghatullah, is killed by gunmen
in the Laddah subdivision of South Waziristan.
A man was killed and nine people, including two children, were
injured in a bomb blast at a public telephone booth in the Kohlu
town of Balochistan province.
20 terrorists were reportedly killed after security forces retaliated
to an attack at Dattakhel in North Waziristan. One Frontier Corps
personnel died and four army soldiers were wounded in the pre-dawn
attack on the joint check-post of the paramilitary force and army.
Three persons were killed in an exchange of fire between security
forces and insurgents in the Peshbogi area of Dera Bugti district
Another insurgent was killed when his motorcycle hit a landmine
as he tried to escape after the shootout near Sui in Balochistan.
The local Taliban executed a 25-year-old man for killing a taxi
driver in South Waziristan under Sharia (Islamic law).
One person was killed and 16 others sustained injuries in a
bomb blast in Peshawar, capital of the NWFP.
At least 25 persons were killed and as many injured in gun-battles
between followers of two religious groups at Bara in the NWFP.
The clashes at Sur Dand area in Khyber Agency commenced on March
27 when supporters of cleric Mufti Munir Shakir laid siege to
the house of a staunch follower of rival cleric Pir Saifur Rehman.
Mufti Shakir and Pir Rehman reportedly ran illegal FM radio channels
and the clerics, who used abusive language against each other
in sermons on their channels, had left the tribal region some
time ago under Government pressure.
At least one person is reported to have been killed in heavy
fighting between SFs and insurgents in the Kohlu district of Balochistan.
The police are reported to have arrested three cadres of the
Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, a terrorist group active in the Indian State
of Jammu and Kashmir, carrying explosives and ammunition at Tank
near South Waziristan.
A villager was killed when a landmine exploded at Dera Murad
Jamali in the Balochistan province.
Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman Khalil, chief of the outlawed Harkat-ul-Mujahideen,
was dumped in front of a mosque in the outskirts of Islamabad
in an injured condition after being abducted.
Stray mortars hit several homes during fighting between pro-Taliban
militants and security forces at village Hurmaz in North Waziristan,
killing at least two villagers and injuring six persons.
A soldier of the Frontier Constabulary was killed and two other
passengers injured when a bus of the Northern Areas Transport
Corporation was ambushed at around 10pm on the Karakoram Highway
One soldier was killed and four others sustained injuries in
a landmine explosion at Mullah Bakhsh village in the Nasirabad
district of Balochistan.
An employee of the Water and Power
Development Authority was killed and three others wounded in a
landmine explosion in the Mach area of Bolan district in Balochistan
13 people, including nine SF personnel,
were killed and 28 others sustained injuries in a series of landmine
blasts and attacks on troops in various parts of Balochistan province.
Eleven people, including three women
and two suspected terrorists, were reportedly killed in three
incidents in North Waziristan.
The Karachi Police arrested Mohammed
Junaid, allegedly the ‘operations chief’ of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
Al-Almi, after a gun battle, said senior police official Raja
A Pakistani man, identified as Muhamed
Abid Afridi, was sentenced on April 3 to nearly five years in
prison for his role in a plot to obtain and sell Stinger anti-aircraft
missiles to the Taliban and Al Qaeda
At least seven personnel of the Frontier
Corps were killed and 11 injured in two landmine blasts in the
Loti and Ghori areas of Dera Bugti district in Balochistan province
on April 3 and 4, according to Nawab Akbar Bugti.
Five activists of the outlawed Sunni
group Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan were sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism
court in Karachi on charges of killing a police constable and
an under-trial prisoner in an ambush on a prison van near the
city courts on February 28, 2002.
Fourty-three terrorists and three
soldiers were killed and 19 terrorists arrested after SFs retaliated
to two attacks at two sites in North Waziristan. The terrorists
reportedly first attacked a SF check-post in Dattakhel and another
at Mana in the heavily forested Shawal region.
Canada deported three men with links
to a Pakistan-based terrorist group and considered ‘a security
risk’ who had earlier been convicted of trying to bomb a Hindu
temple. Barry Adams and Amir Mohammed Ahmed — both from Trinidad
and Tobago — and Dominican Republic-born Abdul Baqqer were arrested
in 1991 while trying to enter Canada from the United States. All
three are believed to be members of Jamaat-ul-Fuqra (JuF), "an
extremist Pakistan-based religious sect," Canada Border Services
Agency spokeswoman Anna Pape said.
Turabi, a leader of the Shia Ulema Council and the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal,
escaped unhurt while four people, including his son and a guard,
suffered injuries in a bomb blast in Karachi.
At least three persons were killed
in landmine blasts and exchange of fire between security forces
and insurgents in the Wadh area of Khuzdar district and Dera Bugti
Pro-local Taliban tribal clerics
in North Waziristan demanded the army pull out of the area while
parliamentarians and officials of seven Frontier districts asked
the Government to take military action against outlaws in the
The Government banned the Balochistan
Liberation Army (BLA) after declaring it as a terrorist organisation
for its alleged involvement in terrorist activities. According
to evidence collected by the Federal Government, a notification
said the BLA was involved in sabotage activities, including rocket
attacks on national installations, civilian population and security
forces. It was also accused of laying landmines in various parts
of the province.
The Foreign Office denied a report
implying that Pakistan had bribed members of the US 9/11 Inquiry
Commission to drop from its finding negative references to Pakistan.
"Pakistan has never indulged in the illegal activity of bribing
or buying influence anywhere in the world," said a statement issued
by the Foreign Office spokesperson in Islamabad.
Two persons, identified as Ahmed
Yar and Muhammad Nawaz, was killed and 20 others sustained injuries
in a bomb explosion at Kohlu in the Balochistan province.
The local Taliban is reported to
have offered to enter into negotiations with the Government for
peace in North Waziristan. "Troops should leave Waziristan, all
arrested people should be released, wanted men be given amnesty,
military operations be halted and innocent people should no longer
be killed or their homes demolished and the ban on display of
weapons be lifted," were some of the key Taliban demands read
out from a letter by clerics at a Jirga (council) in Mir Ali.
At least 57 people, including prominent
religious personalities, are reported to have died and more than
50 people sustained injuries in a suspected suicide bomb attack
at Nishtar Park in Karachi.
Two persons, identified as Mian and
Shahil, are killed and an equal number injured in a landmine blast
in the Sui area of Dera Bugti district in the Balochistan province.
The Pakistans military claims that it had killed an unspecified
number of militants including foreigners in an attack by Cobra
gunship helicopters on a compound in village Anghar Killay near
Miranshah in North Waziristan A top Al Qaeda man, Mosheim Musa
Mutawwali Atwa, alias Abdur Rahman Mohajir is reported to have
been killed in the attack.
The federal cabinet is informed
that Taliban forces have thus far killed 150 pro-government tribal
leaders in the North and South Waziristan Agencies and are openly
challenging the writ of the Government by engaging a number of
security forces personnel in the area.
A civilian is killed and another
injured when a bomb exploded in a scrap shop in Ghulam Khan bazaar,
15 kilometers north of Miranshah in North Waziristan.
Security forces shot dead a suspected
terrorist who had attacked a convoy of army vehicles in North
One person is killed and a Major
of the Frontier Corps FC was wounded in an exchange of fire between
security forces SFs and insurgents in the Toba Kakari area of
Pishin district in Balochistan.
Suspected terrorists kill an Afghan
national and two local tribesmen for allegedly spying for the
US forces and supplying food to them in three different parts
of North Waziristan.
President Pervez Musharraf while talking to Islamic scholars
at the Governors House in Karachi stated that Pakistan does
not need any Sipah, Jaish or Lashkar because the "Pakistan
Army is the sole Sipah or Lashkar of this country.
President Pervez Musharraf claims
that the Government had resolved the Balochistan issue "amicably"
and no law and order situation exists there anymore.
A prominent Shia cleric, identified
as Fazal Hussain Alvi, and his driver are shot dead at Faisalabad
in the Punjab province. Alvi had been banned from public speaking
by the Government because of the fiery nature of his speeches.
Unidentified men kill two soldiers,
identified as Fraz and Muhammad Murad, in the Awran area of Quetta,
capital of Balochistan province.
At least eight paramilitary soldiers
are killed and 27 others wounded when a convoy of SFs was ambushed
near Miranshah in North Waziristan. At least five attackers were
reportedly killed when soldiers retaliated.
One soldier and a suspected Al Qaeda
operative, identified as Abu Marwan al-Suri, are killed and two
soldiers sustain injuries during a shootout in the Bajaur Agency
Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Sherpao
informs that violence in Balochistan has claimed 158 lives since
January 1, 2006.
Asmatullah Shaheen, a self-proclaimed
Pakistani Taliban leader, invites people to come to Afghanistan
to fight a 'holy war against US-led forces.'
Three civilians and one SF personnel
are killed during an exchange of fire at Miranshah bazaar in North
Unidentified gunmen intercepted some
Khassadars, part of a tribal security force, who were on their
way to Razmak, at Dungan, 40 kilometers south of Miranshah, and
opened fire at them, killing one of them and injuring two others.
This is the first time that Khassadars have been attacked and
killed in North Waziristan.
Syed Salahuddin, chief of the HM,
is reported to have said that Pakistan had caused "irreparable
damage" to the Kashmiri 'cause' by pursuing peace without
winning more concessions from India.
One soldier is killed and 12 others
wounded when unidentified terrorists fired a series of rockets
at a military convoy after it stopped when a roadside bomb exploded
close to it in North Waziristan.
In South Waziristan, terrorists fire
rockets, mortars and small arms at a security post, triggering
a gun battle with troops in which one terrorist is killed and
two others wounded.
Cobra gunship helicopters hit the
hideouts of suspected pro-Taliban militants in North Waziristan
after a military convoy was attacked a day earlier, leaving up
to seven persons dead.
A suspected Afghan bomb-maker and
four members of his family are killed when an explosive device
he was building blew up in their home on the outskirts of Quetta,
capital of the Balochistan province.
JKLF Chairman, Amanullah Khan, said
that the JKLF will contest the forthcoming PoK Legislative Assembly
elections with the promise to fight for an independent Kashmir.
The United States puts two Pakistani
charities on its terrorist list, saying they were fronts for the
proscribed LeT. The State Department announced that it was freezing
assets in the United States belonging to Jamaat-ud-Dawa and one
of its affiliates, Idara Khidmat-i-Khalq.
President Pervez Musharraf says,
"Extremism in a Talibanised form is what people are now going
for. Mullah Omar and the Taliban have influence in Waziristan
and it's spilling over into our settled areas."
According to official sources, the
Pakistan Army is in full control of Waziristan, where 324 militants
have been killed in operations over the past nine months. The
officer in charge of operations in Waziristan, Major General Akram
Sahi, insisted the army was in control in North Waziristan and
said reports that the Taliban had taken over the area were "untrue".
"The situation is not absolutely peaceful... But, to say
that there is no writ of the government, it is absolutely wrong,"
said Sultan. He said some 31,000 regular troops and 14,000 paramilitary
soldiers were deployed in North Waziristan.
The bullet-ridden body of senior
tribal cleric, Maulana Janat Mir, is found nine days after his
abduction by suspected Taliban militants from Mir Ali in North
Waziristan. Mir, a pro-government cleric, was reportedly on a
hit-list circulated by the Taliban some six months ago warning
him and 27 others against "spying" on the militants
for the Government. A message left on the body said: "Dont
think we have killed an innocent and aged cleric. We will soon
release a CD to prove his guilt and his confession to his crimes."
The Taliban agrees to cease anti-government
attacks after a three-member Tablighi delegation asked them to
not attack during Tablighi congregations starting on May 4.
One person is killed and two others sustain injuries when
two landmines exploded in Dera Bugti and Chattar area of Nasirabad
district of Balochistan province.
Jamhoori Watan Party chief Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti claims
that at least 19 SF personnel were killed and six others injured
in a landmine blast in the Sarposh area of Dear Bugti district.
A top Al Qaeda leader, Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, whose links
stretch from Afghan terrorist training camps to extremist networks
operating throughout Europe has reportedly been arrested in Pakistan.
Top officials of the Religious Affairs Ministry confess before
a National Assembly standing committee in Islamabad that Pakistan
was the only Muslim country where “no reliable data about exact
numbers of deeni madaris (religious seminaries) is available”.
||Suspected terrorists attack a SF check-post with two missiles
in the Nakhtar area of Bajaur Agency in the Federally Administered
Tribal Areas, killing a soldier and injuring another.
Gunmen riding on a motorcycle killed a former regional Taliban
leader, Mullah Samad Barakzai, in the Balochistan province.
A senior US security official, Henry Crumpton, State Department
coordinator for counter-terrorism, said that Pakistan is not doing
enough to help neutralise the Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders who
have found safe haven in its lawless tribal lands along the Afghan
A message from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is distributed
in the Miranshah and Mir Ali bazaars of North Waziristan, calling
on Pakistani Muslims to help “the oppressed people of Waziristan”.
||At least three people are killed and seven others sustain
injuries in four landmine explosions in different areas of Balochistan
||United States helicopter gun-ships wounded at least three
Pakistani labourers in a missile strike against suspected Taliban
operatives in South Waziristan. However, the US military later said
that the air strike killed four suspected Taliban or Al Qaeda fighters.
||Jamat-ud-Daawa chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed accuses the United
States of pandering to India and being anti-Islam by branding the
charity he runs as a terrorist organisation.
||Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto said that the arrest
of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden would eliminate the justification
for President Pervez Musharraf remaining in power.
Six police personnel of the Anti-Terrorist Force are killed
and 13 others sustain injuries in five powerful bomb explosions
at the firing range of the Police Training College in Quetta,
capital of Balochistan province. The banned Baloch Liberation
Army claimed responsibility for the blasts.
Four Bugti tribesmen are killed and five others wounded in
an armed clash between two factions of the Mandwani and Kalpar
Bugtis in the Lanjo area of Dera Bugti district.
The Taliban releases a DVD, purporting to show suicide bombers
shortly before they carry out attacks and calling for more strikes
on US and British coalition troops. The film, a copy of which
was seen by AFP, is called “Convoy of Martyrdom Seekers” and is
sold at markets in northwest Pakistan and in eastern Afghanistan.
||Six more bodies are found in the Khwaja Khizar mountains
of South Waziristan, taking the death toll in May 8 US attack on
Angoor Adda to 10.
Two minors are killed in a landmine explosion in the Gabaray
area of Bajaur Agency in the FATA.
Afghanistan's Foreign Minister stated that Al Qaeda chief
Osama bin Laden is living in Pakistan while Islamabad's efforts
to arrest him can at best be described as “half hearted”.
A Government official, identified as Naib Tehsildar Shahzada
Khan Bugti, who was abducted by unidentified persons on May 13
along with two Levies force personnel is found dead in the Dera
Nawab Akbar Bugti claims that three Frontier Constabulary
personnel were killed and five injured in clashes with his supporters
SFs kill at least 18 terrorists and blew up two vehicles
near Miranshah in North Waziristan.
Two personnel of the Khasadar (a local security force), Habibullah
and Shundi Gul, are shot dead in the Miranshah bazaar.
A wanted militant, Maulvi Sadiq Noor, has reportedly announced
a ban on music and video shops and narcotic use in the Hamuzai
area near Miranshah.
officer is killed and five others, including a captain, are injured
when suspected militants attacked their convoy in the Maizer Madakhel
area near Dattakhel, 25km west of the North Waziristan Agency
Two paramilitary soldiers and a militant are killed in a
grenade attack at a security check-post in North Waziristan's
Suspected terrorists shot dead a senior pro-government tribal
chief, Tooti Gul, leader of the 30,000-strong Dawar tribe in Darpakhel
district, in the Khaddi area of Miranshah in North Waziristan.
A top British Army officer, Colonel Chris Vernon, chief of
staff for southern Afghanistan, accuses Pakistan of allowing the
Taliban to use its territory as a headquarters for attacks on
Western troops in Afghanistan. However, an Inter-Services
Public Relations spokesperson dismissed Vernon's remarks, terming
them as “ludicrous”.
A tractor trolley carrying wheat crop hit a landmine near
Patokh village in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan province,
leaving the driver Wahid Bakhsh Bugti dead and one Abdul Majeed
The Afghan Foreign Minister said leaders of the Taliban movement
and Al Qaeda are living in Pakistan where they organise attacks
‘supreme commander' and chairman of the Muttahida Jihad Council
(MJC) Syed Salahuddin said explosions from Karachi to Neelum valley
and the present insurgency in Balochistan and North Waziristan
are conspiracies of the Indian intelligence and its military.
An anti-terrorist court awards death
sentence to four persons and life imprisonment to another three
for being part of a plan to assassinate Prime Minister Shaukat
Aziz. All the seven convicts would undergo ten years imprisonment
under the Explosive Substance Act and pay a fine of Rupees 500,000
An American television claims that
Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has left the Afghan mountains and
was hiding in a valley in Pakistan. US TV said that it has received
the confirmed report from Pakistani officials. According to the
sources, the Al Qaeda chief has descended from the mountains along
Pakistan-Afghanistan border and entered 40 miles deep in Kumrat
Valley in Pakistani territory and was hiding in the valley in
Pakistan's border district of Kohistan.
Two villagers are killed when a landmine
blew up a bullock cart near Lehri in the Sibi district of Balochistan
province. "It was an anti-tank mine planted on the mud-road,"
Terrorists shot dead a carpet trader
at Miranshah in North Waziristan, accusing him of spying for the
Jamhoori Watan Party chairman Nawab
Akbar Khan Bugti has said the procedure for Iran-Pakistan-India
gas pipeline would "face difficulties" if carried out
without the "participation of Baloch element".
The Karachi police arrests two suspects
and seized 425 kg of explosive material comprising sodium nitrate,
potassium, six fuses used in bombs, and 55,000 feet of safety
fuse wire from the Mangopir area. City police chief Niaz Ahmed
Siddiqui described the seizure as the biggest cache of explosive
material recovered by the Karachi police yet.
Six SF personnel are killed and eight
others sustain injuries during clashes with insurgents in the
Dera Bugti area of Balochistan.
A bomb explosion occurs in a car,
which had been stopped at a check-post in the Dattakhail area
of North Waziristan. The driver and soldiers, Ashraf Khan and
Nazer Khan, are killed and two other soldiers, Zulfiqar and Muntazim,
Five unidentified assailants attack
a car, killing pro-government tribal elder Malik Takhti Khan in
Three girls, Shabeena, Parveen Bibi
and Maryam, are killed when they stepped on an anti-personnel
mine at Akori village in the FATA area.
A six-year-old girl, identified as Maria, is killed and four women
and two men sustain injuries in Mach when a powerful hand-grenade
was hurled at a house in Makrani street.
Four people are killed in landmine
blasts in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan province. The
blasts occurr in the Habib Rai, Putikh and Jodi areas.
Pro-government tribal elder, Malik Mehrdil, is shot dead at Chakmalai
on the Wana-Jandola road in South Waziristan.
Pakistan and India exchange a list of wanted criminals but did
not hold any discussion on the matter during the two-day Home
Secretary level talks in Islamabad.
The Multan Anti Terrorism Court sentenced Qari Omar Hayat, an
activist of the outlawed Sunni group LeJ, to death on sixteen
counts of murder. Hayat was arrested for killing 16 Shias while
they were listening to a sermon in a mosque in Muzaffargarh on
January 4, 1999. The court also fined the convict Rs 4.8 million.
However, 11 co-accused were acquitted of the charges against them
because the prosecution failed to prove their involvement.
At least five soldiers and two suicide
bombers were killed and seven soldiers sustained injuries when
a car laden with explosives rammed into a military vehicle in
the Bakakhel area of Bannu in NWFP. The army convoy was reportedly
proceeding from Mirali in North Waziristan to its base camp in
the Bannu district when the attack occurred.
Two people were killed and a woman sustained injuries when two
rockets were fired at the house of one Noor Gul near Miranshah
in North Waziristan.
Terrorists reportedly fired rockets
at a military convoy in North Waziristan, killing two soldiers
and injuring two others. Another soldier was accidentally killed
and six were wounded in 'friendly fire' near a suspected militant
hideout, following the attack.
Police have arrested 17 people, including five teenagers, on terrorism-related
charges, a senior Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer
told a televised news conference in Toronto on June 3-morning.
All the men arrested were residents of Canada and most were Canadian
citizens, said Mike McDonell, Assistant Commissioner of the RCMP.
The 12 adults and five youths were reportedly of Pakistani and
Gas supply to vast areas in the country
is suspended late evening when the main compressor plant at Sui
in the Balochistan province was closed after the main pipeline
feeding the plant was blown up by Baloch insurgents.
The Interior Ministry directs police
chiefs of the four provinces, Islamabad and Northern Areas to
provide security to prominent Shia leaders and Imambargahs (Shia
place of worship). The ministry issues the directive after intelligence
agencies reported that activists of the banned Sunni group LeJ
were planning to kill Shia leaders.
A landmine explosion at Shakai valley
in South Waziristan kills one person and wounded four others.
Eleven people are injured when a
bomb exploded in a restaurant in the industrial town of Hub in
Members of the treasury and opposition
benches in the Balochistan Assembly unanimously passed a resolution,
seeking royalty for the province in the multi-billion dollar Iran-Pakistan-India
gas pipeline project.
Pakistan Army helicopters bombed
a terrorist hideout at a village in North Waziristan in a pre-dawn
raid, killing up to 32 terrorists.
Five unidentified insurgents are
killed and 11 injured when SFs retaliate to an attack at Dera
Bugti in the Balochistan province.
The Pakistan Army raises the number
of militants killed in a raid on a training camp a day earlier
to more than 30, mostly foreigners including 22 Arabs, 3 Uzbeks
and 7 local fighters linked to the Al Qaeda and the Taliban who
also took part in attacks inside Afghanistan.
Local Taliban and religious leaders
in North Waziristan issue public notices warning people of "serious
repercussions" if they do not shun "un-Islamic activities"
like watching movies and listening to music.
Five people are killed and 17 sustain
injuries in a bomb blast at a hotel in Quetta, capital of Balochistan
province. Mir Shoaib Nausherwani, the Balochistan Home Minister,
blames the BLA for the blast. However, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, the
Balochistan National Party President, accuses intelligence agencies
of masterminding the blast in order to defame the Baloch leaders.
The alliance of seven agencies in
the FATA rejects President Pervez Musharraf's proposal of appointing
army officers as agency administrators and strengthening political
Six activists of the outlawed Sunni
group LeJ are arrested from Multan in the Punjab province. Police
said that one of the arrested, identified as Nasir, had a Rupees
500,000 bounty on his head.
At least five insurgents are killed
and seven others arrested during an operation launched by the
FC in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan province.
The headless body of an Afghan national,
identified as Asim Khan, is found in the Thabi village, 20 kilometres
north of Miranshah in North Waziristan.
SFs open fire on four suspected militants
at the Army Camp in Miranshah, killing one of them.
Nearly 600 of the 917 foreign students
from 46 countries in the International Islamic University in Islamabad
are reportedly from Afghanistan, China and Somalia. There have
been reports of repeated clashes in the university between foreign
and Pakistani students.
Senior prison official, Amanullah
Khan Niazi, and his three associates are gunned down in an ambush
on a busy downtown road in Karachi town. Four passers-by and Niazi's
brother, Habibullah Niazi, who was in the escort vehicle, sustain
Two SF personnel are wounded and
an army vehicle is damaged in a landmine explosion at Darpakhel
in North Waziristan. An unidentified woman is killed as SF personnel
retaliated who also arrested two tribesmen. Local Taliban claims
responsibility for the attack and said the blast had killed and
injured several army soldiers.
A soldier is killed and six others
wounded when an IED went off near an army convoy in the Speem
Unidentified gunmen attack a paramilitary
vehicle, killing one soldier in the Balochistan province.
Two female teachers and two children
are killed, as gunmen fired through an open window into the residential
quarters of Government Girls High School at Khwaga Cheri in the
Ghaljo area of Upper Orakzai Agency.
Two civilians are killed in a landmine
blast in the Nelakh vicinity in Sui in the Balochistan province.
Tribal journalist, Hayatullah Khan,
who went missing on December 5, 2005 while investigating the death
of an Al Qaeda operative, is found dead in North Waziristan.
Habibullah Niazi, brother of the Deputy Superintendent Karachi
Central Prison, Amanullah Khan Niazi, injured during an ambush,
succumbs to his injuries at Liaquat National Hospital bringing
the number of dead to five. Amanullah Khan Niazi was killed during
the same ambush on June 15.
SFs shot dead two suspected tribal
militants, identified as Zainullah and Bulbul, and wounded another
in response to an attack on their check-post in North Waziristan.
A self-proclaimed leader of militants,
Haji Mohammad Omar, while speaking at a large gathering in Shakai
near Wana, said peace could not return to the North and South
Waziristan Agencies unless army left the region and said that
suicide attacks and jihad in Afghanistan would continue till foreign
troops left Kabul.
Militants shot dead a pro-Government
tribesman, identified as Nazimuddin Gangikhel, near Wana in South
A Pakistan-born Australian citizen,
Faheem Khalid Lodhi, who was accused of plotting a Jihad
bombing campaign in Australia, is convicted on three terrorism-related
charges and could face life in jail.
President Pervez Musharraf is reported to have claimed that life
is returning to normal in Dera Bugti and nearby areas as terrorists
have been eliminated from Balochistan.
Three FC personnel are killed and
three others sustained injuries in an improvised IED blast on
the Bannu-Mir Ali road in north Waziristan.
An Al Qaeda mission tasked with
conducting suicide attacks targeting army installations and prominent
personalities have arrived in Pakistan from Afghanistan, according
to intelligence reports submitted to the Interior Ministry.
Another intelligence report submitted
to the Interior Ministry said aides of Maulana Saifullah Akhtar
of the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami and Maulana Fazalur Rehman Khalil
of the banned Jamiat-ul-Ansar have joined hands and formed a new
group named Lashkar-e-Umer or Jaish-e-Islami.
A United States television network
quoting an American Government report said that the Al Qaeda had
planned in May 2003 to fly “an explosive-laden general aviation
aircraft into the US consulate in Karachi.”
The Government informs the National
Assembly that 408 foreign students are still studying in various
seminaries in Pakistan.
Two Pakistani nationals belonging
to the Hazara tribe of Quetta, Jumma Khan Hazara and Ashfaq Hussain,
are stopped on their way while traveling on a vehicle from Kandahar
to Kabul in Afghanistan, and subsequently killed by unidentified
Unidentified assailants open fire
on a police patrol party on Bannu-Miranshah Road, killing three
police personnel, including one officer.
The Taliban in North Waziristan claims
to have shot down a Pakistan Army helicopter that crashed on June
21, killing four soldiers. However, the Military spokesperson,
Major General Shaukat Sultan, refutes the claim.
Support for the Al Qaeda chief Osama
bin Laden has declined but remains relatively high in Pakistan,
where many people regard Westerners as intolerant, cheap and dishonest,
according to the results of a global poll released on June 22.
Militants in North Waziristan announce
a month-long unilateral cease-fire to allow a tribal Jirga (council)
to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the security problems in
the volatile tribal agency.
The Chinese diplomatic mission in
Pakistan has said that members of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic
Movement (ETIM) are planning to abduct senior Chinese diplomats
and consular officers in the country.
Six security force personnel are
killed when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car at
Aisha checkpoint, 10 kilometers east of Miranshah in North Waziristan.
A Frontier Corps personnel, identified
as Imran Shah, is killed and another injured in a landmine blast
in the Dera Bugti district.
Pakistan states that it would deploy
another 10,000 troops along the border with Afghanistan to control
Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmood
Kasuri stated that Taliban leader Mullah Omar “is most likely
hiding inside Afghanistan. But, we will act if we are given actionable
intelligence on his whereabouts.”
A senior US commander said that
Taliban forces fighting US troops in Afghanistan have grown stronger
and more sophisticated, and are directing operations from neighbouring
Three insurgents are killed and two
others sustain injuries in a gun-battle with SFs in the Nal area
of Kohlu district.
Afghan officials claim that they
had captured two Pakistanis who were part of a 20-member team
that entered southern Afghanistan to carry out suicide attacks.
The local Taliban stages the public
execution of an alleged killer at Ipi, a town near Mir Ali in
North Waziristan, the first of its kind in the region.
Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao
clarifies that the Government would not deploy an additional 10,000
troops along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border to supplement the
current 78,000-strong troop level.
Six paramilitary personnel are killed
and seven others sustain injuries when their vehicle hit an improvised
explosive device near an Afghan refugee camp in the Lower Dir
district of NWFP.
The Punjab Assembly adopted a bill
to make it compulsory for seminaries to register with the Government.
Unidentified gunmen shot dead Abdullah
Samad Achakzai, general secretary of the Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami
Party, and his bodyguard in an ambush at Shella Bagh in the Qilla
Abdullah district of Balochistan.
Security forces backed by helicopter
gun-ships targeted hideouts of insurgents in the Sangsila area
of the Dera Bugti district in Balochistan, killing at least 25
Insurgents in Balochistan claim
to have shot down a military helicopter.
Insurgents claim to have shot dead
at least seven SF personnel in separate clashes in Balochistan.
At least 23 insurgents are killed
in a series of strikes against their hideouts in the Sangsilla
and Bamboore areas of the Dera Bugti district in Balochistan province.
The British Government declares the
BLA as a terrorist organization. Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz,
while talking to the media in Islamabad, rules out general amnesty
for “miscreants” in Balochistan.
Suspected insurgents claims to have
killed at least 14 SF personnel in two separate incidents in the
Dera Bugti district of Balochistan.
A suicide bomber kills a high profile
Shia scholar and political leader, Allama Hasan Turabi along with
his nephew near his residence in Abbas town in the Sindh province.
Three policemen are wounded in the attack.
Insurgents claim to have killed at
least nine soldiers in various parts of the Dera Bugti district
A grand tribal jirga (council) led
by Maulana Nek Zaman, National Assembly member from North Waziristan,
negotiates a one-month extension to the cease-fire in North Waziristan
between local militants and Government forces.
The North Waziristan administration
has set free 25 tribesmen, who were arrested about a year ago
for their suspected links with Taliban in Afghanistan and attacking
security forces, after a grand tribal jirga met senior Government
officials in Miranshah .The administration has so far released
about 150 tribesmen since June 25 when local Taliban announced
a unilateral cease-fire.
The US Government has reportedly
handed over a fresh list of 21 “most wanted” persons to Pakistan
and has asked the interior ministry to arrange for their extradition
immediately so that they can be put on trial for their crimes
against the US and its citizens.
Unidentified gunmen shot dead Wing
Commander (retd.) Mian Maqbool Ahmed Rehbar, principal of the
Mastung Cadet College, at his official residence in Mastung.
A spokesperson for the Bugti tribe
told reporters via satellite phone from an undisclosed location
in the Dera Bugti district that five security personnel have been
killed and 14 others injured in separate incidents of landmine
blasts by insurgents during the past four days.
A soldier is killed and three others
sustain injuries when a remote-controlled bomb hit a military
convoy at a spot between Bannu and Miranshah in North Waziristan.
This is the first such attack on
the army since June 25 when local Taliban announced a unilateral
Three soldiers, Mohammad Taslim,
Ali Mohammad and Wali Bakhsh, are killed and three others sustain
serious injuries when their vehicle hit a landmine at Kahan in
the Kohlu district of Balochistan.
A US intelligence agency expert told
a US court this week that Pakistan is still running a terrorist
training camp at Balakot in the North West Frontier Province.
Eric Benn, a terrorism expert for
Defence Intelligence Agency, told the district court in California
that there was 70 per cent ‘probability’ the satellite images
of a place near Balakot were that of a militant training camp.
in North Waziristan announce that they would not comply with the
unilateral cease-fire by the Taliban, saying that they had never
consented to it. Local Taliban leader Gul Bahadar Ustad has reportedly
sent a five-member Jirga (council), comprising senior militia commanders,
to negotiate with the Uzbek militants, a tribal elder said. The
tribal elder also claimed the local Taliban were in “complete control
of all mujahideen, both local and foreign”, in the area and could
forcibly stop them if necessary.
A suspected suicide bomber riding
a bicycle is killed at Hub in the Balochistan province.
Urging Pakistan to intervene militarily
to resolve the Kashmir issue, HM chief Syed Salahuddin asserts
that no political solution is possible since India and the international
community had "wasted the opportunity by not responding to Pakistan
President Pervez Musharraf's CBMs".
He claims India has realised that
militancy could spread to other parts of the country if the Kashmir
issue is not resolved soon. Pakistan has asked Iran to monitor
the activities of the Indian consulate in the city of Zahidaan
that, according to the Pakistani Government, is fermenting unrest
Taliban militants abduct and later
behead a pro-government tribal elder, Loi Khan, in the Miranshah
region of North Waziristan.
A note found on the body said Khan
has been killed as punishment for working as an “informer.” Insurgents
claim to have killed nine security force personnel and injured
12 others following clashes at Dera Bugti in the Balochistan province.
However, a Balochistan Government official calls the insurgents’
claims as “absolute nonsense”.
Secretary Syed Kamal Shah said that the Government has decided to
expel all foreign students staying in Pakistan without no-objection
certificates from their own countries. He informs that 700 foreign
students are studying in religious schools and universities in the
Suspected terrorists kill a tribal
elder, Noor Muhammad, in South Waziristan for allegedly “spying”
for the United States.
Hafiz Shafiqur Rehman, a member
of the outlawed Sunni group LeJ, convicted of murdering a rival
Shia cleric in 1997, is hanged at the Multan jail.
The Punjab Government puts LeT chief
Hafiz Mohammad Saeed under house arrest for one month at his house
in Lahore, two days ahead of a public meeting he was scheduled
to address in the city.
Police in NWFP are reported to have
arrested a Turkman leader, Abdur Raheem, of the Islamic Movement
of Uzbekistan (IMU) comprising militants from the Central Asian
Republics in North Waziristan.
Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim
Aslam said the foiling of the terror plot was the result of close
cooperation between Pakistan, the United States and the United
She told the media that 24 people
have been arrested in connection with the terror conspiracy and
those arrested would be handed over to the UK for investigations.
Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan
Sherpao said Pakistan had arrested an Al Qaeda operative who had
played a key role in the terror plot. “He is a British citizen
of Pakistani origin.
He is an Al Qaeda operative with
linkages in Afghanistan,” Sherpao told Reuters. He said the arrest
of the man, identified as Rashid Rauf, had led to a wave of arrests
in Britain that headed off the alleged plot to blow up as many
as 10 aircraft flying from Britain to the US.
A UK-based Islamic charity organisation
remitted a huge amount of money to three individuals in three
different bank accounts at Mirpur in Azad Kashmir [Pakistan occupied
Kashmir (PoK)], in December 2005 with the sole purpose of helping
its recipients and their organisations carry out the aircraft
bombing plan in the UK, sources told Daily Times. Suspected terrorists
fired dozens of rockets at two military posts in South Waziristan
on, but no injuries were reported.
Two people are killed in a bomb blast
near Chaman in the Balochistan province, close to the Afghan border.
A 14-year old girl, identified as
Parveen, is killed and another, Maqsooda, is wounded when a toy
bomb exploded in the Gultary sector of Baltistan.
At least eight people, including
three security force SF personnel, are killed and 19 others sustained
injuries in nine explosions and armed clashes in different areas
of the Balochistan province.
Security agencies arrest 29 Taliban
suspects, including a local ‘commander’, during a raid on a private
hospital in Quetta, capital of the Balochistan province.
A suspected Islamist terrorist,
Mohammad Ashraf Qureshi, accused of training religious students
to become suicide bombers is arrested along with two other men
during a raid in Karachi.
The Foreign Office has denied as
“absurd” reports in the media that Islamic charities had diverted
money meant for earthquake relief to fund the alleged London terror
plot. It also denies that Rashid Rauf, a key suspect arrested
in Pakistan, had any connection with charities involved in earthquake
Security forces recovered 2,000 handmade
bombs, bullets and Kalashnikovs near Bhomboore in the Balochistan
The father of Maulana Masood Azhar,
chief of the JeM, said that Rashid Rauf, identified by Pakistan
as a key player in the failed plot to blow up transatlantic airliners
in London, left the movement to join rivals more interested in
Al Qaeda’s anti-Western message. He said that Rauf was a member
of the JeM before he joined Al Qaeda.
President Pervez Musharraf said
that no foreign militant will be allowed to use Pakistan’s territory
for any terrorist activity or for training for such activities.
Three soldiers, Amjad Ali, Tasawar
Hussain and Matloob Hussain are killed and seven others are injured
when a vehicle carrying SF personnel hit a landmine in the Karmo
Wadh area of Kohlu district.
Two personnel of the Frontier Corps,
Kashmir Khan Afridi and Abdul Khaliq Afridi, are killed and five
others injured when their vehicle hit a landmine in the Bhambhoor
area of Dera Bugti district.
Ismail Hamza, an aide to the JeM
leader Maulana Masood Azhar denies that a British national arrested
in Pakistan in connection with the plot to blow up US-bound airliners
had ever been a member of the group.
An intelligence agency has reportedly
handed over six suspects, belonging to the proscribed JeM, to
police in connection with the March 2, 2006-suicide attack outside
the US consulate in Karachi.
Two suspected militants, Anwarul
Haq and Usman Ghani, are arrested for their alleged involvement
in a suicide attack on the US consulate on March 2 that killed
US diplomat David Foy, his driver Iftikhar Ahmed, Rangers official
Zafar and security guard Hasan Shehzad.
Police arrests two suspected members
of the outlawed Sunni group LeJ in Bahawalpur. One of the arrested
men is allegedly involved in a plot to assassinate President Pervez
Security agencies arrest six Al Qaeda
suspects, including two foreigners from the Hayatabad locality
A Pakistan-born architect, Faheem
Khalid Lodhi, accused of plotting a “jihad” or holy war bombing
campaign in Australia and convicted of planning to blow up the
electrical grid in Australia’s biggest city, Sydney is sentenced
to 20 years in jail.
Two soldiers are killed and three
others sustain injuries in an exchange of fire between insurgents
from the Marri tribe and SFs in Kohlu in Balochistan.
16 people, including two girls, are
wounded in two bomb blasts at Model Town close to a busy bus stand
and headquarters of the Frontier Corps in Quetta.
The first-ever tribal Jirga (council)
of its kind in the history of Dera Bugti in the Balochistan province
held at the Jinnah Stadium unanimously announces to abandon the
“Sardari system” (a feudal system) in the Bugti tribe.
Muslim clerics in the earthquake-affected
PoK have told aid agencies to dismiss all local women employees
or face violent protests.
A Pakistani man, Javed Iqbal, is
due to appear in court in New York after being accused of providing
a banned Hezbollah-linked television station to viewers in the
Four insurgents and two security
force SF personnel are killed and an officer wounded as the SFs
used helicopter gun-ships to launch another operation in parts
of the Kohlu district in Balochistan province.
The Home and Tribal Affairs Department
of Balochistan Government declares the two districts of the province,
Dera Bugti and Chagai, as A-areas (In the B-areas the police do
Militants in the North Waziristan
extends the cease-fire by another 15 days as Leader of the Opposition
in the National Assembly, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, has joined efforts
to help clear some obstacles to an agreement for restoring peace
in the tribal region.
The Interior Ministry said that
134 incidents of terrorism had taken place in the country between
December 2005 and April 19, 2006 in which 129 people had been
killed and 354 injured.
Nawab Akbar Bugti, the leader of
the Bugti tribe and President of the Jamhoori Watan and also the
driving force behind the anti-Government rebellion in Balochistan,
is killed in a massive military operation in the Bhambore Hills,
an area between the cities of Kohlu and Dera Bugti in the Balochistan
Province. As many as 21 army commandos and 37 insurgents are also
killed in the same operation, which targeted 50 to 80 of Nawab
Bugti’s closest family members and top commanders.
At least three persons are killed
on as protests spread in the Balochistan province and Baloch-populated
areas in Karachi after Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti’s death in a military
operation on August 26.
Around 450 students of the Balochistan
University, Bolan Medical College and Polytechnic Institute are
arrested for violence while the four-party Baloch National Alliance
and the Baloch Students Organisation has announced a 15-day mourning
period for Nawab Bugti. The MMA will stage a countrywide strike
on September 1.
The US Government has barred two
relatives of Hamid Hayat, a Pakistani-American convicted in April
2006 of supporting terrorists by attending a Pakistani training
camp, from returning to the country after a long stay in Pakistan.
Violent protests against the killing
of Nawab Akbar Bugti continu across Balochistan province and in
Karachi, with one death and dozens of injuries reported. Riots
erupt in the Baloch-populated areas of Karachi in Sindh province,
with violence also spilling over into other areas.
Police detain some 100 Baloch students,
including Gulzar Baloch, general secretary of the Baloch Students
Organisation, bringing the total detained in provincial capital
Quetta to approximately 550.
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said
that Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was not the target in the military
The Lahore High Court sets free
LeT chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, terming his detention illegal.
Pakistan said that the UK had formally
sought the extradition of Rashid Rauf, a key suspect in the alleged
plot to blow up US-bound airliners.
At least five persons are killed
in a bomb blast as violence continued in the Balochistan province
for the third consecutive day after funeral prayers for the slain
Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. The blast in Hub, an industrial
town close to the Sindh border, also wounded ten people.
Military regime spokesperson Maj.
Gen. Shaukat Sultan said in Islamabad that there is no chance
of retrieving the body of Nawab Akbar Bugti from the cave in which
he died for four to five days. He said the bodies of three officers
and four soldiers along with Rs 100 million and $96,000 cash,
two satellite phones, documents, eight AK-47 rifles and some rockets
is recovered from the rubble of the cave.
Six important Marri commanders and
2,000 militants surrendered to district authorities in Tadri,
a town 140 kilometers from Kohlu in the Balochistan province.
Authorities detain Hafiz Mohammad
Saeed, chief of the LeT, an hour after he was released following
a court ruling that his detention was illegal. Saeed had been
taken to jail and would be held for two months.
Unidentified persons decapitate two
Afghans, identified as 45-year-old Noor Wali, a religious leader,
and an Afghan refugee identified as Hak Nawaz, accused of spying
for US and Afghan authorities in North Waziristan Agency. Their
bodies are found in two villages near Miranshah.
Mobs protesting the killing of Nawab
Akbar Bugti cut off the main highway connecting Quetta, capital
of Balochistan province, to Karachi at four points and another
heading west to Iran as the number of arrests in four days rose
to nearly 700.
Baloch National Party chief Attaullah
Mengal warns in a statement that the strikes would continue until
the Government handed over Bugti’s body to his family.
The body of Jamhoori Watan Party
chief Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti is retrieved from a cave in the Kohlu
district of Balochistan province as efforts to recover the bodies
of other tribesmen continued.
A high-level meeting chaired by
Chief Minister Jam Muhammad Yousuf is informed that rioters had
set ablaze or damaged 93 Government buildings, 87 shops, 31 houses,
28 banks and 37 vehicles over the past four days in various parts
of the province, including capital Quetta.
Baloch leader Sardar Khair Baksh
Marri describes the killing of Nawab Bugti as target killing.
He said he fears for the life of his own son, Balach Marri, because
the Government had the ‘mistaken notion’ that Marri was the epicentre
of all anti-state and terrorist activities, and Balach Marri was
an ‘icon of resistance’.
11 Pakistani and three Indian Shia
pilgrims are abducted and subsequently killed by insurgents in
the Anbar province of Iraq on August 31.
The police arrest four members of
a banned religious outfit in Peshawar, capital of the NWFP, for
providing shelter to foreign militants along with three hand-grenades
and documents indicating their links with foreign militants.
Two paramilitary personnel are killed
during clashes between protesters and police in Karachi. Several
other people sustain injuries during the general strike observed
by the combined opposition against the Government on various issues,
particularly the killing of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti in
Balochistan, Sindh, Islamabad and NWFP.
Over 100 people are arrested in the
country, most of them in Balochistan, following clashes between
the police and protesters.
Leader of the Baloch tribe, Nawab
Akbar Bugti, killed on August 26 by security forces, is buried
at his ancestral graveyard at Dera Bugti in Balochistan.
At least 13 militants, who were
arrested earlier for attacks on SF personnel in North Waziristan,
A homemade bomb explodes at a music
market in the NWFP, injuring one civilian and damaging several
shops. The music market was reportedly last attacked four months
ago when pro-Taliban elements, who believe that business in music
is against Islam, renamed it “dozakhi market”, meaning “place
An anti-terrorism court in Peshawar
sends the owners of four video shops arrested on August 31 to
jail after charging them with selling CDs and cassettes containing
anti-Shia speeches by leaders of the banned group SSP.
Six people are injured in a hand
grenade attack on the Jail Road in Quetta, capital of the Balochistan
The Anjuman Ittehad Marri party
has said that SFs have launched another operation in different
areas of Kohlu district and many people have been killed. It claims
that 70 families comprising 350 people were missing.
Pukhtoon militants who fought against
the US-led invasion of Afghanistan have reportedly formed a new
anti-Shia militant group. The new militant group is led by Mufti
Ilyas and Hazrat Ali of Darra Adam Khel. The group has no links
with any other militant groups, including the banned LeJ, and
is active in Quetta, Karachi and other major cities in Pakistan.
The group has established a supply line of weapons and ammunition
between Darra Adam Khel and Karachi.
Troops vacate four checkpoints and
two Government buildings at Miranshah in North Waziristan after
local militants reached an understanding with the Government to
Three members of the Masori clan
of Bugti tribe die in an ambush that injured seven others in the
President Pervez Musharraf says that
the Government had sealed six points through which arms and money
were being sent into the Balochistan province.
The Army pulls out of several check-posts
in North Waziristan ahead of the signing of the peace agreement
between the local administration and militants.
Principal Officer of the US Consulate
in Lahore, Bryan David Hunt, said that America is not in anyway
involved in the incidents happening in Balochistan, while the
killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti is an internal affair of the country
and it is the responsibility of the Government to settle it the
way it likes.
Taliban representative Azad Khan
and North Waziristan chief administrator Fakhar-e-Alam signs the
agreement in Miranshah, in the presence of army commander Major
General Azhar Ali Shah, pledging not to launch cross-border attacks
in Afghanistan and not to shelter foreign fighters. The agreement
aims to end two years of violence in North Waziristan, where hundreds
of people have died in clashes between security forces and Taliban
militants. Under the agreement, the Taliban also agrees not to
attack Government buildings or security forces, and not to conduct
“target killings” of Government servants, tribal elders and journalists.
In return, the Government agrees to stop air and ground operations;
return all weapons and other material seized during operations;
restore privileges of tribesmen; and remove all check-posts.
A member of the Bugti tribe, Ghulam
Nabi, is killed in a landmine blast in the Sangsila area of Dera
Suspected militants targeting a pro-government
tribal elder, Fazal Mabood, near the Afghan border fired five
rockets at his home at Kaga, a village in Bajur, missing him but
killing a 12-year-old girl.
A wheel-jam and shutter-down strike
is observed throughout Balochistan on the call of All Parties
Conference in protest against the killing of Baloch leader Nawab
Akbar Bugti, military operations in Kohlu and arrests of hundreds
of political workers.
President Pervez Musharraf after
talks with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai in Kabul, said
he is committed to crushing the Taliban, their Al Qaeda allies
The political authorities and militants
exchange weapons and vehicles in North Waziristan as a part of
implementation of the peace agreement signed on September 5. According
to the agreement, both the parties will return each other’s arms
and communication equipments snatched in the operations.
The political administration in
North Waziristan removes the names of two militant commanders,
Maulvi Sadiq Noor and Maulvi Abdul Khaliq, from the list of wanted
Military regime spokesperson Maj.
Gen. Shaukat Sultan said that if Osama bin Laden is in Pakistan,
he "would not be taken into custody as long as one is being like
a peaceful citizen." However, the Foreign Office termed as ‘gross
misreporting’ a statement attributed to Sultan.
President Pervez Musharraf publicly
acknowledges that Al Qaeda and Taliban militants are crossing
from Pakistan to launch attacks inside Afghanistan, stressing
that such actions are neither Government- nor ISI- (Inter-Services
US President George W Bush said
in an interview that a peace deal between Pakistan and pro-Taliban
militants does not give “safe haven” to terrorists who may be
hiding on tribal lands near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
At least six people are killed and
17 others sustain injuries in a bomb blast in the Rakhni Bazaar
area of Barkhan district in Balochistan province.
The NWFP Governor Ali Mohammad Jan
Aurakzai has ruled out withdrawal of the army from North Waziristan,
and said troops will remain along the Afghan border to check infiltration.
body of a civilian ‘accused of spying’ for US forces is found near
Miramshah town in North Waziristan Agency.
Suspected Islamic militants kill
a tribal elder, Malik Dalai, near Wana in South Waziristan.
At least 18 people are injured when
a bomb exploded on the Prince Road in Quetta, capital of Balochistan
Power supply to 15 of the 29 districts
of Balochistan, including capital Quetta, is disrupted after the
insurgents blew up four pylons supporting two transmission lines
President Pervez Musharraf blames
the West for breeding terrorism in his country by bringing in
thousands of Mujahideen to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan
and then leaving Pakistan alone a decade later to face the armed
warriors. Gen. Musharraf told the European Parliament’s foreign
affairs committee in Brussels that Pakistan is not the intolerant,
extremist country often portrayed by the West, and terrorism and
extremism are not inherent in Pakistani society.
A Government official is abducted in North Waziristan,
the first such incident in the region after a peace deal was signed
with pro-Taliban militants on September 5.
The U.S. indicate that the agreement the Government
signed with pro-Taliban tribal chiefs in North Waziristan on September
5 has the ‘potential to work’. The U.S. Assistant Secretary of
State Richard Boucher endorses the deal as an effort to get tribal
support to defeat terrorism.
A Taliban suicide bomber explodes a bomb-filled
car near a convoy of Canadian troops at Kandahar in southern Afghanistan,
killing a Pakistani national and injuring 11 other people, including,
three soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance
President Pervez Musharraf tells the UN General
Assembly that a resolution of the Kashmir issue is “within reach”,
and expressed confidence that his meeting with the Indian prime
minister in the Cuban capital Havana would help carry the peace
The president said that problems along the regions
bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan are compounded by the continuing
presence of over three million Afghan refugees, “some of them
sympathetic to the Taliban”. He opines that old and new conflicts
had spawned a deep sense of desperation and injustice across the
The Pakistan-based HM dismisses as meaningless
an agreement to resume peace talks by India and Pakistan, adding,
“The only declaration acceptable to the people of Kashmir is one
which gives a timeframe for resolving the Kashmir issue.”
A British Pakistani, Omar Khyam, facing trial
for allegedly plotting to blow up Houses of Parliament and other
high-profile targets in Britain refuses to give further evidence
claiming, that he fears for the safety of his family in Pakistan
who have been contacted by that country's external intelligence
agency, the ISI, after his testimony at Old Bailey last week.
Unidentified persons, riding a car, open fire
on an official vehicle in Wana bazaar in South Waziristan, killing
an official, identified as Gul Zada, and his two associates, Minal
Khan and Khizrullah, and injuring two others.
SFs arrest 10 people from the Lawara Mandi area
in North Waziristan after six US helicopter gun-ships intruded
into the Pakistan airspace following clashes between the allied
forces and Taliban across the border. After the September 5-peace
accord between the Government and militants it is the first action
by the SFs in the region.
from Peshawar say that five bodies are brought from Afghanistan’s
Paktika province to Miranshah, the administrative headquarters
of North Waziristan. Official sources said that all the deceased,
including a prominent militant commander Maulana Abdul Kalam,
belonged to North Waziristan and that the tribesmen might have
been killed in a gun-battle with the allied forces in Afghanistan.
The Pakistan-based HM offers a conditional cease-fire
in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir during Ramadan, which
is set to begin next week. Ehsan Elahi, chief spokesman for the
HM, said, “If the Indian government agrees to scale down troop
presence, stop human rights violations and release all political
prisoners, we will also consider a cease-fire in attacks against
them during Ramadan.”
The former district president of the outlawed
Shia group Tehreek-e-Jaferia Pakistan (TJP), Syed Bashir Hussain
Bukhari, is shot dead by two assailants in the Muslim Bazaar of
Sargodha in Punjab province.
Suspected militants shot dead an Afghan man in
the Miranshah area of North Waziristan for allegedly spying for
US forces in Afghanistan.
President Pervez Musharraf said in an interview
that the United States threaten to bomb Pakistan “back to the
stone age” in 2001 unless it cooperated in the US-led war on terror
and that the threat came from former Deputy Secretary of State
Pakistan vows to not let foreign forces enter
its territory a day after US President George W. Bush said he
would order American military action inside this country if Osama
bin Laden was found to be hiding here.
A grand Jirga (council) of Baloch Sardars (chieftains)
decides to move the International Court of Justice over what they
said the violation of an agreement between the former Kalat state,
the then British Raj and Pakistan at the time of the partition.
The Supreme Court drop charges against a man,
Nazir Ahmad, accused of attempting to assassinate President Pervez
Musharraf but detained him for three months on suspicion of having
links with the al Qaeda.
A bomb attached to a bicycle exploded at a cattle
market in the Dera Ghazi Khan city of Punjab province, killing
at least two people, including a 14-year old boy, and wounding
20 others. Saad Ullah, an area police chief, said: “It is clearly
an act of terrorism meant to kill ordinary people and spread panic.”
Five suspected militants, including two foreigners
and local militant ‘commander’ Khanan, are injured in a bomb explosion
in the Shakai valley of South Waziristan. Locals said that Khanan
has launched a campaign to expel Tajik and Uzbek nationals from
South Waziristan, but he could not succeed.
Over 1,000 trained Kashmiri militants are “currently
stranded” in three camps of the HM in the Hazara region of NWFP,
reports the Pakistan-based Herald magazine.
French newspaper L’Est Republicain quotes a French
secret service report dated September 21 as saying that Saudi
Arabia is convinced that al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden died of
typhoid in Pakistan during August 2006.
A full bench of the Supreme Court upheld the death
sentence of 12 people found guilty of involvement in two assassination
attempts on President Pervez Musharraf in 2003.
Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam dismisses
reports about the presence of Taliban leadership in Pakistan,
saying, “Taliban are in Afghanistan and the insurgency is deep
inside Afghanistan, far away from Pakistan’s borders.” She rejects
reports that the agreement between the tribal and local authorities
in Waziristan was at the behest of the fugitive Taliban chief
President Pervez Musharraf rejects NATO security
assessments that Taliban’s headquarters was in Quetta, capital
of Balochistan province, adding that Pakistan do not have financial
resources to support the Taliban who, he said, are being financed
by poppy growers.
Unidentified gunmen kill two militants and injure
three others near Wana in South Waziristan. An intelligence official
said the attack may have been linked with rivalry between pro-Taliban
tribal militants, Hanan, and a group of Uzbek fighters. The attacked
militants are believed to be of Hanan group, who had started a
campaign to oust Uzbek militants living in the Shakai mountain
valley region north of Wana.
The local Taliban have set up their office in
Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan, for ‘curbing
crimes and anti-social activities’ in the area. The office has
reportedly been set up on the premises of the main bus stand in
Miranshah. The Taliban Shura has appointed a committee to run
Military authorities return Kalashnikovs, books
and other material belonging to a seminary run by Afghan Jihadi
‘commander’ Maulana Jalaluddin Haqqani. Under the peace accord,
the Government and militants would return weapons and other equipment
snatched during army operations.
An Afghan national, identified as Malang Khan,
is shot dead in the Mirali area of North Waziristan on suspicion
of spying for the US.
A 12-year-old boy is killed in a landmine blast
in the Sibi district of Balochistan province.
President Pervez Musharraf told US television
that the ISI has played no role in propping up the renegade Taliban
fighters in Afghanistan, adding that he is investigating possible
support to the Taliban from retired ISI officials.
Two persons are killed while seven others sustain
injuries in a sectarian clash between the Ahl-e-Sunnat and Shia
sects over a controversial shrine in the Orakzai tribal area of
Over 35 commanders of the Marri tribe running
fugitive camps surrender before authorities in the Kohlu district
of Balochistan province.
Three SF personnel are killed and two others sustain
injuries when their convoy was ambushed by unidentified people
who used heavy weapons, including rockets in the Bhombor area
of Kohlu district in Balochistan province.
100 Marri tribesmen have surrendered with their
weapons and renounced insurgent activities.
The Jama’at-ud-Da’awa, political wing of the LeT,
have issued a fatwa (edict) calling upon Muslims to kill Pope
Benedict XVI for his September 12, 2006-speech, where he quoted
a remark reportedly made by a Byzantine emperor in 1391 during
a conversation with an unnamed Persian scholar, which gave the
impression that the Byzantine emperor tended to identify Islam
Foreign students studying in around 400 seminaries
have yet to get documents from their countries certifying that
their Governments have no objection to them studying in Pakistan,
and this may lead to their expulsion from the country.
A mysterious blast takes place in Rawalpindi Golf
Club, adjacent to Army House, the residence of President Pervez
Musharraf. No casualties and no major damage to property are reported.
The Afghan intelligence service said that would-be
suicide bombers detain in Afghanistan claims they have been brainwashed
and equipped by Arab, Chechen and Uzbek militants in Pakistan.
Illiterate people, those with a poor religious education or from
deprived backgrounds, are being “brainwashed” in Pakistani training
camps across the border and sent to Afghanistan. The bombers trained
in Shamshatoo, an Afghan refugee camp near Peshawar, and at another
camp near Data Khel in North Waziristan tribal region. The claims
are from 17 attackers who were arrested in the past month before
they had the chance to strike.
Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Sherpao said that
registration of 95 per cent of 12,000 seminaries in the country
has been completed and the purpose of the registration is to remove
misconceptions that terrorism or extremism was being promoted
in seminaries. He also said there are about 1,200 foreigners studying
in various seminaries but 500 to 600 of them have gone back to
Security agencies discover and defuse two rockets
aimed at the Presidency, Parliament and Cabinet Block, less than
12 hours after a powerful blast in Rawalpindi’s Ayub National
Park. President Pervez Musharraf was not inside the Presidency
when these rockets were found.
At least 20 people were killed in continued exchange
of mortar fire between Shias and Sunnis fighting that erupted
on October 2 over control of the Mian Anwar shrine in the Kalay
area of Lower Orakzai Agency in NWFP.
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a Shia tribal
elder, identified as Syed Mqbool Shah, in the town of Tank in
Police arrests over 45 suspected Taliban operatives
during a series of raids in the Balochistan provincial capital
Quetta and on a hotel in the nearby town of Kuchlak near the Afghan
Pakistan and the NATO agree to enhance cooperation
to defeat the Taliban and terrorism.
An anti-terrorism court in Karachi indicts two
activists of the al Qaeda in the US diplomat killing case.
President Pervez Musharraf said that security
agencies have detained militants behind two foiled rocket attacks
in the capital Islamabad last week and that he may have been the
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that Mullah
Omar, the fugitive Taliban leader, is hiding in Quetta, capital
of Balochistan province.
Justice Muhammad Akhtar Shabbir of the Lahore
High Court orders that Jama'at-ud-Da'awa (formerly Lashkar-e-Toiba)
chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed be released immediately, rejecting
the Government's charges against him.
Police at Mianwali in the Punjab province arrests
three alleged terrorists, identified as Noor Muhammad, Abdul Waheed
and Rao Saifullah, belonging to the defunct Sunni group SSP. They
wanted to carry out an attack on a Shia shrine in the Sheikhupura
Baz Khan Marri, a Marri militant commander, arrested
in an injured condition on October 18 from Kohlu district, dies
at the hospital.
Two soldiers are killed and three others are wounded
when militants attacked a check post in South Waziristan.
A powerful bomb explodes in a crowded market on
near the headquarters of a paramilitary force at Peshawar in the
North West Frontier Province killing nine people and injuring
more than 30.
Ahle Tashai, a Shia organisation, said that Taliban
cadres from Afghanistan and Arab nationals were "involved" in
the recent sectarian clashes between. Around 50 people were killed
in violence before a ceasefire could be brokered between the two
President General Pervez Musharraf said that the
West would be "brought to its knees" without the support of Pakistan
and its intelligence services in the "war on terror".
A Shia cleric, identified as Syed Asif Ali Shah,
is shot dead by unidentified armed assailants in a suspected sectarian
killing at Bahawalpur in the Punjab province.
The Taliban imposes their brand of penalties for
various acts, which they deemed to be offences and levied 'taxes'
on businesses at Miranshah in North Waziristan. They also proclaimed
a vast area around the town to be their 'area of operations' and
'banned' all sorts of criminal activities around the North Waziristan
Afghan militants are planning to launch deadly
attacks on civilians in Europe in revenge for the 2001 invasion
by United States-led forces, said Mullah Mohammed Amin, a Taliban
commander. He added that resurgent militants have built up stockpiles
of weapons and are bent on vengeance against "the foreign invaders"
and that the Taliban, overthrown by the invasion, now wants to
export terror to the West.
The son of a retired Pakistani Brigadier is among
three al Qaeda-linked terrorists arrested for masterminding attempted
rocket attacks near the president's house and parliament.
A bicycle bomb explodes outside a police barracks
in Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, killing at least one
person and injuring 12.
NATO's top military commander says that the movement
of militants from Pakistan into Afghanistan has increased since
Islamabad signed a deal with tribal elders in September 2006.
Pakistan has reportedly received billions of dollars
in reimbursement for its support of US-led counter-terrorism operations,
while Congress has appropriated billions of dollars to reimburse
Pakistan for its support of counter-terrorism operations.
82 people, including 12 teenagers, are killed
during an air strike that targeted a Madrassa (seminary) at Damadola
in the Bajaur tribal region. Pakistan's military spokesperson,
Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan, said those killed in the attack are
all militants and denied that there had been any collateral damage.
Two Frontier Corps soldiers, Javed Afzal and Mohammad
Saeed, are killed and another sustained injuries when a landmine
exploded in the Pirkoh area of Dera Bugti district in Balochistan.
Two activists of the banned Sunni group SSP, Shahnawaz
alias Shani and Shaukat alias Javed alias Chand, are sentenced
to death by a Karachi court for killing six employees of the Pakistan
Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) during
an attack on their vehicle in October 2003.
The Madrassa in Bajaur Agency destroyed in an
aerial strike on October 30, killing around 82 people, was an
isolated terrorist training facility frequently visited by top
al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, The News reported. The facility,
known as Maulvi Liaquat's Madrassa, was actually used for imparting
training to new recruits with the second and third-tier leadership
of al-Qaeda, by Dr al-Zawahiri, head of al-Qaeda's operation in
Afghanistan's Kunar province Abu Obaida al-Misri and Abu Farrah
Pro-Taliban militants loyal to Maulana Faqir Muhammad
have reportedly "executed" a tribesman, identified as Jan Muhammad
Buneri, for his suspected role in the October 30-air strikes on
a seminary in Bajaur Agency.
Riots broke out in the Mohmand Agency as protesters
assembled in the Mohammad Gat area, the entry point to Bajaur
Agency, for a demonstration against the air strikes.
The White House supported Pakistan's claim that
the October 30-aerial strikes on a seminary in Bajaur Agency intended
to kill al Qaeda militants.
Two police officers and a civilian are killed
in Quetta, capital of Balochistan, in a bomb blast that took place
on Shahra-e-Gulastan in front of the Inspector General’s office.
The local Taliban in North Waziristan beheads
an Islamic cleric, Maulvi Salahuddin, for allegedly spying for
the United States in Afghanistan. A note attached to the body
recovered from Makeen area warns: “The Maulvi was an American
spy and all of you will face this (fate) if you follow him.”
The Taliban in Wana addresses a local Jirga (council)
on new rules to punish collaborators and criminals. They inform
that they would first warn a collaborator’s family of the consequences
of working for the Americans. But if the suspect continues spying,
he would be executed.
A senior investigator has said that a less-known
al Qaeda affiliate, the Islamic Jihad Group (IJG), based at Mirali
in North Waziristan, gave the go-ahead for the attempted rocket
attacks in and around the federal capital Islamabad in October
2006 before the Pakistani masterminds executed it in early October.
All those involved in the failed plot have since been arrested,
including its mastermind, Khalil, who has been described as a
young man in his mid-twenties who was previously affiliated with
the banned LeT.
Suspected militants shot dead Malik Wali Zar,
a member of a Government-sponsored committee working on expulsions
of foreign pro-Taliban militants at Inzar village in South Waziristan.
Unidentified gunmen shot dead three tribesmen
in the Dangeen village area of North Waziristan.
A Shura (council) of militant groups in North
and South Waziristan has decided to launch a campaign against
lawlessness and appoint a committee to collect donations to finance
An anti-terrorism court in Lahore convicts BLA
activist Jan Maqbool of carrying out two blasts in the city in
2006 and sentenced him to death on 11 counts. The blasts had claimed
Intelligence agencies have reportedly been informed
of a potential terrorist strike on the country’s stock exchanges
by the end of November.
President Pervez Musharraf said that the Government
would tackle militancy with force, but would also pursue peace
through political means.
Several thousand protesters, Pakistani Pashtuns
and some Afghan Pashtun refugees rallies in a town near the Afghan
border, accusing Pakistan of meddling in Afghanistan’s affairs
by providing sanctuary to Taliban militants.
A suicide bomber blew himself up at an army-training
centre at Dargai in the NWFP, killing 42 and injuring 39 recruits
of the Punjab Regiment Centre (PRC) and their instructor. According
to an eyewitness, two unidentified men approached a group of 80
soldiers exercising in the open field and one of them set off
a bomb tied to his body. The bombing, reportedly the biggest terrorist
attack on the military since Pakistan joined the US-led war on
terrorism, occurred at around 8:30am in a ground opposite the
PRC fort in Kurkai the area. Security agencies suspect the Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi
(TNSM), a group close to the Taliban, could be behind the suicide
Five young girls are killed when a toy-shaped
cluster bomb they were playing with exploded in Pakistan occupied
Kashmir. The girls, aged between three and six, found a small
bomb at Kel village near the LoC.
A tribal peace committee member, Malik Khan Jan,
and his three friends are killed when a bomb hit their vehicle
at Shakai in South Waziristan.
Abdullah Mujahid, a founding member of the Jama'at-ud-Da'awa
(earlier known as LeT) and close associate of its chief Hafiz
Saeed, is killed in the Taj Bagh area of Lahore. Mujahid's family
and lawyer lodged a complaint of murder during robbery with the
police, while LeT activists claims that the incident was an act
At least two persons, including an eight-year-old
girl, are killed and 15 others sustain injuries when a powerful
bomb exploded in the Smmungli area of Quetta, capital of Balochistan.
A soldier is killed and another wounded during
an encounter between security forces and unidentified militants
in the Kahan area of Kohlu district. Soon after the attack, the
security forces opened retaliatory firing, killing two militants.
The NWFP Assembly passes a revised version of
the controversial Hasba bill to establish a Taliban-style department
under a cleric entrusted with the task of enforcing Islamic morality.
The bill is a revised version of one that was ruled unconstitutional
in 2005 by the Supreme Court, following a challenge by President
Pervez Musharraf under Article 186 of the 1973 Constitution.
Major (retd) Tanvir Hussain Syed, Parliamentary
Defence Secretary, discloses that he was once a member of the
banned LeT, saying, "I was a member of the LT and I admit it on
the floor of this house."
Security forces in eastern Afghanistan detain
two Pakistani nationals with home-made bombs from a road heading
towards the Pakistani border in the Marko area. They were traveling
to Nangarhar from Peshawar.
According to a recent report of the Asian Development
Bank Pakistan received approximately $1.1 billion in 2005 from
the United States for the logistical support it provided for counter-terrorism
operations, including its own military operation mainly in Waziristan
and other tribal areas along the Durand Line.
At least 22 people are killed and several others
injured in a sectarian clash between the Lashkar-e-Islami and
the Ansaarul Islam in the Bara area of Khyber Agency in NWFP.
An Ansaarul Islam group led by Gul Maidan was heading towards
Aka Khel near Bara when supporters of the Lashkar-e-Islami challenged
them, fearing that the former wanted to take possession of Bara.
A shutter-down strike and a black-day are observed
in Quetta and others parts of Balochistan on a call of the National
Party to protest against the visit of President Pervez Musharraf
to Gwadar and Turbat. More than 100 political activists are arrested
for "forcing people to close their shops" in Quetta.
A suicide bomber, identified as Nadeem Khan, kills
himself and injures two police personnel when he targeted a police
van at the Bara intersection on the Ring Road in Peshawar. "It
was a suicide bombing," said a senior police official.
At least 20 people are injured when an explosive
device, weighing one kilogram, planted in a dustbin at a bus stand
on Ferozpur Road in Lahore explodes, a day before the arrival
of President Pervez Musharraf in the city. The Lahore police initially
claimed that two people were killed and another 13 injured in
the explosion, but retracted the statement later.
President Pervez Musharraf said in Gwadar that
at least 60 terrorist camps have been raided and destroyed in
A cleric is killed on suspicion of spying for
the United States and his body is found near Razmak in North Waziristan.
Sources said a note found on the body read that Maulvi Mohammad
Hashim was a `US spy' and that he had been punished in accordance
with the Shariat.
Pakistan and Britain have concluded an agreement
to strengthen co-operation to combat terrorism. The agreement,
which also includes co-operation to combat narcotics, illegal
immigration and organised transnational crime, will be operationalised
through a working group set up under Pakistan's Ministry of the
Interior and British Home Office. The first meeting of the working
group will be held in January 2007.
||The State Bank of Pakistan
(SBP) has directed all banks and development financial institutions
to freeze the accounts of two granddaughters of the slain Baloch
leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti because of their alleged links with
the BLA. According to an SBP notification, the Interior Ministry
has declared that the daughters of Rehan Bugti, Mrs. Zamour Domki
and Mrs. Zawazboh, have links with the BLA.
||Police arrests 47 suspected
Taliban operatives from various areas in Quetta, capital of Balochistan.
||The Sariab police have
registered a treason case against Nawabzada Jamil Bugti, son of
slain Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti, for speaking against the
army and the government in his press conference in October 2006.
||The Sindh High Court set
aside the conviction of nine activists of the banned HuMA and acquitted
them in the Macedonian consulate explosion case. They are prosecuted
for killing three persons - Hameed Masih, Muhammad Asif and Ghazala
Parveen - at midnight on December 5, 2002. The victims were at the
consulate's office in Karachi at the time.
The Taliban have released two Pakistani journalists
who were detained for several days in southern Afghanistan after
entering Taliban-controlled territory without permission, a purported
spokesman for the Taliban said on November 26. Syed Saleem Shahzad,
from The Star newspaper in Karachi, and Qamar Yousafzai, a reporter
with various newspapers in Quetta, were last heard from in Afghanistan's
southern Kandahar province on November 19. They were released
on November 26-morning after being held for entering Taliban controlled
territory without permission, Mohammed Hanif, a purported Taliban
spokesman, said in a Pashto language e-mail sent to The Associated
Paramilitary forces in North Waziristan killed
four suspected terrorists. BBC Urdu quoted security force officials
as saying that some anti-state elements had attacked a paramilitary
base near Mir Ali. The paramilitary forces retaliated, killing
the four militants on the spot.
Suspected pro-Taliban militants killed Maulana
Gul Thaheem, a cleric in South Waziristan, accusing him of spying
for US forces operating in Afghanistan.
Balochistan National Party (BNP-Mengal) president
Sardar Akhtar Mengal has been detained in a farmhouse in Sakran,
which has been declared a sub-jail.
A 29-year old Pakistani, with an expired student
visa, and a US citizen have been charged in Texas with conspiring
to train with firearms to fight with the Taliban against coalition
forces in the Middle East and providing $350 to support terrorist
groups. The detained Pakistani was identified as Adnan Babar Mirza,
while the 33-year old American has been identified as Kobie Diallo
Williams a.k.a. Abdul Kabeer.
A main pipeline supplying gas to the Sui purification
plant from the field was blown up. Suspected insurgents reportedly
blew up the pipeline from at least five points.
Police arrested seven suspected Taliban activists
during a raid on a house in the Pakhtunabad area of Quetta, capital
A bomb attached to a motorcycle exploded in the
Defence Officers Colony area of Peshawar in North West Frontier
Province, killing one person.
A seventeen-year-old boy, Mohammad Younus Baloch,
was killed and three other people were injured when a bomb exploded
at Nushki in Balochistan.
A police official was killed and another wounded
when a foreigner, believed to be an Uzbek national, detonated
explosives tied around his body when the police tried to search
him in the Domail area of Bannu in North West Frontier Province.
Intelligence agencies have reportedly unearthed
a plan by banned militant groups to hijack helicopters used by
courier services and welfare organisations to carry out terrorist
acts in Pakistan.
Federal prosecutors said a Pakistani living in
New York wired money and tried to send foot soldiers to a Sikh
militant organisation aimed at violently forcing India's government
into letting the group form its own state. Khalid Awan knew the
$25,000 that two Sikh businessmen gave him to transfer to a Khalistan
Commando Force leader in 2001 "was for bad things and that innocent
people would die," federal prosecutor Lawrence Ferazani said.
Ferazani spoke in Brooklyn federal court during opening arguments
of Awan's trial on counts of providing material support or resources
to terrorists, conspiracy to provide material support or resources
to terrorists and money laundering to promote terrorism.
Pakistan is prepared to give up its claim on
Kashmir, the demand for plebiscite in the region and on implementation
of UN Resolutions if both countries agree on the four-point solution,
according to Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. In an interview
to the New Delhi-based NDTV, Gen. Musharraf said self-governance
or autonomy did not mean independence and Pakistan is against
independence for Kashmir. He said Pakistan was prepared to give
up its claim to Kashmir if India and Pakistan agree on the four-point
Unidentified assailants threw a hand grenade inside
the house of a civilian at Panjgur district in Balochistan, killing
a 10 year-old young boy and injuring four others, including two
At least four persons were killed and 25 others
wounded and four houses demolished in an armed clash between the
rival Lashkar-e-Islami and Ansarul Islam groups at Khyber Agency
in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
A man was killed and his mother suffered injuries
in a landmine explosion near Punjabi Dob village in the Jaffarabad
district of Balochistan.
Pakistan said that it had never claimed Kashmir
as an integral part of its territory, that its legal position
was based on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions,
and that it wanted a settlement that would be acceptable to itself,
to India and to the people of Kashmir. Foreign Ministry spokesperson
Tasnim Aslam made these remarks when asked to comment on President
Pervez Musharraf's statements to the New Delhi-based television
channel NDTV that Pakistan would give up its claim on Kashmir
if India showed similar flexibility.
The US said it is concerned over
"safe havens" being established by Islamic militants
in Pakistan’s tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, and acknowledged
the situation on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border was a "mess".
Afghan President Hamid Karzai
accuses Pakistan of being "the boss" of the Taliban
and said that resolving difficulties with Pakistan would put an
end to terrorism in Afghanistan.
An anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi
drops charges against a British man of Pakistani origin suspected
of being a key figure in an alleged plot to blow up trans-Atlantic
airliners. 25-year old Rashid Rauf had been arrested in August
2006 and officials had claimed that his detention had led to the
uncovering of the conspiracy and that he was linked to the al
The Supreme Court stops the NWFP
Government from enacting the Hasba bill. The bill provides for
the appointment of an anti-vice ombudsman enjoying sweeping powers
to protect Islamic values and "forbid persons, agencies and authorities
working under the administrative control of the government to
act against Shariah."
John D. Negraponte, Director of
the US National Intelligence, is reported to have blamed Pakistan
for the dangerous situation now prevailing in the Pakistan-Afghanistan
Three brothers, suspected to be
linked with the al Qaeda, are arrested at Darra Adam Khel in the
NWFP. They are believed to be involved in the Dargai suicide blast
on November 8, 2006, in which 42 soldiers were killed and 39 others
Militants belonging to banned
Jihadi outfits are planning suicide attacks on army installations
in Pakistan and foreign troops in Afghanistan in revenge for the
October 31-aerial strike on a Madrassa (seminary) in Bajaur. Maulvi
Inayatur Rehman and Maulana Faqir Mohammad of the TNSM have pledged
before their supporters to target VIPs in Pakistan and US and
NATO forces in Afghanistan. British and U.S. diplomats and nationals
are also possible targets of the militants. Leaders of the LeJ,
HuM and Khudam-ul-Islam have also pledged to cooperate with the
TNSM and called for a joint strategy. The training and enrolment
of suicide bombers is the sole responsibility of the LeJ, reports
The UJC has decided to step up
its political and diplomatic activities to push for Kashmir’s
accession to Pakistan, after what it perceives is Pakistan’s shifting
stance on Kashmir.
The al Qaeda is training a 12-member
team of westerners in Pakistan for a special mission, including
plotting attacks on return to their home countries.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman, secretary
general of the MMA, has warned President Pervez Musharraf that
he will need the help of religious parties for peace in the Pakistan-Afghan
border region, and so should avoid alienating religious leaders.
A former commander of the insurgents,
Bangan Khan, who was a close associate of slain tribal chief Nawab
Akbar Bugti before surrendering to the government in July 2006,
dies during a landmine blast in the Ghot Habib Rai area of Dera
Bugti district, while his four associates are injured. BLA claims
responsibility for the attack.
14 civilians are injured when
a bomb went off at a cycle stand near the Quetta police station
The United States federal jury
convicts Khalid Awan, a Pakistani national living in New York
for links with the KCF. Awan is said to have provided money and
financial services to the KCF.
An internal assessment made by
the UNICEF has accused Pakistani authorities of preventing aid
groups from helping more than 80,000 people - many of them acutely
malnourished children - who were displaced by fighting in Balochistan.
The Government seeks intervention
of the UN to help avert nutrition crisis among 84,000 displaced
persons in Balochistan.
Seminaries reject a Government
offer to give them financial assistance under the Madrassa Reforms
Project and refused to fill forms seeking details about the annual
breakdown of the decrees issued by each of them.
An editorial titled ‘Al Qaeda’s
last sanctuary’ published by Washington Post reports, "Action
must be taken against Taliban and Al Qaeda forces in Pakistan
before spring, when another major offensive against US and NATO
forces can be expected unless the enemy bases and supply lines
President Pervez Musharraf states
militancy was an Afghan problem whose solution lies in Afghanistan.
This solution should be similar to the solution Pakistan was trying
it in its tribal areas through political and administrative measures.
A Khasadar (tribal police
personnel), identified as Akal Noor, is killed and two others
are injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a Government
official’s vehicle in North Waziristan.
The U.S. has asked Pakistan to
launch fresh military operations in its tribal regions against
suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.
One person is killed and two are
injured when a powerful time bomb, planted in a car, exploded
in a parking area outside the Peshawar airport in the NWFP.
The Balochistan National Party
(Mengal) chief, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, is sent to jail till January
5 by an ATC in the army personnel hostage-taking case.
Pakistan has decided to put in
place landmines and a fence along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border
as a last resort to stop cross-border movement of terrorists,
said Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao. Interior Secretary
Syed Kamal Shah said that fencing and land mining would not be
done at the whole 27,000kms border but at the most critical patches
from where the movement of the Taliban could be possible.
A text of the statement issued
by the US State Department quoting Assistant Secretary of State
Richard Boucher said that the Taliban have established a command
and control structure in the tribal areas and are using their
"sanctuary" for regrouping.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai
urges Pakistan to do more to stop Taliban and other militants
sheltering and training on its territory rather than separating
families with an impractical border fence and landmines. Karzai
said the plan announced by Pakistan this week would do nothing
to stop cross-border incursions by militants and would merely
divide families already split by the British-drawn frontier.
The intelligence agencies have
unearthed a plan of the outlawed Sunni group LeJ to target prominent
Shia leaders and scholars and carry out suicide attacks on Shia
worship places in various parts of the country. In a report to
the Interior Ministry, the agencies said that the LeJ has reactivated
its activists for attacks on Shias and their mosques and Imambargahs.
The report indicates that LeJ activists could target Shia leaders
and scholars in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Multan, Khanewal,
Layya, Bhakkar, Jhang, Sargodha, Rahimyar Khan, Karachi, Dera
Ismail Khan, Bannu, Kohat, Parachinar, Hangu, Hyderabad, Nawabshah,
Mirpur Khas and Quetta.