Pakistan Security Brief - April 15, 2013

Drone strike kills four in North Waziristan; Pakistan suspends Afghan Taliban prisoner releases; Karzai orders forces to prevent Pakistani border gate construction; Car bomb kills nine in Peshawar; Arrested TTP commander killed in Taliban ambush on police in Karachi; NATO, Afghan forces arrest senior LeT leader in Ghazni; TTP kills ANP member, injures ANP election candidate; Militants bomb Sui-Karachi pipeline; Rangers arrest six in Karachi; Seven, including MQM activist, killed in Karachi violence; Militants destroy electoral office; Militants kill independent election candidate and his driver in KP; School destroyed in Khyber.

Drone Strike

Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations

Militancy


[1] “Three killed in North Waziristan drone strike,” Express Tribune, April 14, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/535483/three-killed-in-n-waziristan-drone-attack/
“Pakistan’s foreign office strongly condemns US drone attack in N Waziristan,” Dawn, April 15, 2013. Available at http://dawn.com/2013/04/15/pakistans-foreign-office-strongly-condemns-us-drone-attack-in-n-waziristan/
[2] “Indefinite suspension: Pakistan stops release of Afghan Taliban prisoners,” Express Tribune, April 15, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/535710/indefinite-suspension-pakistan-stops-release-of-afghan-taliban-prisoners/
[3] “Afghanistan Protests New Border Gate,” Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2013. Available at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324485004578423000161386678.html
“Tensions rise over Afghan, Pakistan border dispute,” Reuters, April 14, 2013. Available at www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/15/us-afghanistan-pakistan-border-idUSBRE93E0D620130415 
[4] “Pakistan bus bomb,” The Guardian, April 13, 2013. Available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/13/pakistan-bus-bomb
“Blast in Peshawar, 9 killed 7 injured,” Express Tribune, April 12, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/535108/blast-in-peshawar-7-injured/
“Nine killed in Peshawar passenger van blast,” The News, April 13, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-96570-Nine-killed-in-Peshawar-passenger-van-blast-
[5] “Arrested Taliban city chief killed by his own men,” The News, April 15, 2013. Available at www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-171394-Arrested-Taliban-city-chief-killed-by-his-own-men
“Abbas Town mastermind among four Taliban arrested in Karachi,” Dawn, April 13, 2013. Available at http://dawn.com/2013/04/13/abbas-town-blasts-mastermind-among-four-taliban-arrested-in-karachi/ 
[6] “Senior Lashkar-e-Taiba leader arrested in Afghanistan,” Khamma, April 15, 2013. Available at http://www.khaama.com/senior-lashkar-e-taiba-leader-arrested-in-afghanistan-1596
“ISAF joint command operational update,” DVID Hub, April 15, 2013. Available at http://www.dvidshub.net/news/105188/isaf-joint-command-operational-update#.UW2Z9PJRGSo 
[7] “ANP activist killed in SWAR, candidate hurt in Charsadda attacks,” The News, April 15, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-22263-ANP-activist-killed-in-Swat,-candidate-hurt-in-Charsadda-attacks
[8] “Gas pipeline exploded near Maripur road,” The News, April 15, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-96922-Gas-pipeline-exploded-near-Maripur-road
[9] “Six arrested, 31 weapons recovered in Karachi Rangers targeted operation,” The News, April 15, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-96680-Six-arrested,-31-weapons-recovered-in-Karachi-Rangers-targeted-operation
[10] “MQM, ST activists among seven shot dead,” The News, April 14, 2013. Available at www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-171219-MQM,-ST-activists-among-seven-shot-dead
[11] “Militants blow up election office in North Wazrirstan,” Dawn, April 13, 2013. Available at http://dawn.com/2013/04/13/militants-blow-up-election-office-in-north-waziristan-official/
[12] “Gunmen kill two Pakistan election campaigners: police,” Express Tribune, April 15, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/535801/gunmen-kill-two-pakistan-election-campaigners-police/
[13] “School, two houses blown up in Bara,” The News, April 14, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-171292-School,-2-houses-blown-up-in-Bara
[14] “Bomb explosion near Badh Bher police station,” Express Tribune, April 14, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/535060/bomb-explosion-near-badh-bher-police-station/
[15] “Suspected Afghan teen bomber held in Kohat,” The News, April 13, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-171119-Suspected-Afghan-teen-bomber-held-in-Kohat
[16] “Terrorism bid foiled, Two motorbike bombs defused in Bannu,” The News, April 14, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-96677-Terrorism-bid-foiled,-two-motorbike-bombs-defused-in-Bannu
[17] “Two minors hurt in Orakzai blast,” The News, April 14, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-171538-Two-minors-hurt-in-Orakzai-blast
[18] “IED defused in Gilgit,” The News, April 15, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-171544-IED-defused-in-Gilgit