Pakistan Security Brief - April 17, 2013

Drone strike in South Waziristan kills five TTP members; Suicide bomber kills eighteen, injures fifty at ANP rally; IED targets ANP leader in Charsadda; Suicide bomber kills nine soldiers in North Waziristan; Six militants die in attack on security check post; Polio team attacked in Karachi; Five shot in Karachi, including police officer and MQM activist; U.S. general says Pakistan not hindering peace talks; Pakistan Army deploys 300 for earthquake relief; Man opens fire in Faisalabad court; Man dies in KP; Pakistani delegation flies to U.S. for IMF talks.

Drone Strike

Militancy

U.S.-Pakistan Relations

 Earthquake

  • In response to the 7.8 earthquake that rocked southern Pakistan and Iran on Tuesday, the Pakistan Army deployed over 300 soldiers to help with relief efforts.  The government in Balochistan sent over 20 trucks to bring supplies to the tens of thousands of people affected by the earth quake, many of whom are without shelter, water, and basic provisions.  Local government officials sent international appeals for relief support after the quake.[11]


[1] “U.S. drone destroys Taliban base in Pakistan, five killed,” Express Tribune, April 17, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/536648/us-drone-destroys-taliban-base-in-pakistan-five-killed/
“Drone strike kills five in South Waziristan,” The News, April 17, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-97119-Drone-strike-kills-five-in-South-Waziristan
[2] “Blast in Peshawar kills two, injures many,” Express Tribune, April 17, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/536317/blast-in-peshawar-kills-two-injures-many-express-news/
“Pakistani news editor dies in suicide bombing,” The Guardian, April 17, 2013. Available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2013/apr/17/journalist-safety-pakistan 
[3] “Bomb attack house of ANP leader targeted in Charsadda,” Express Tribune, April 17, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/536640/bomb-attack-house-of-anp-leader-targeted-in-charsadda/
[4] “Nine soldiers killed in NWA suicide attack,” The News, April 17, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-22295-Nine-soldiers-killed-in-NWA-suicide-attack
[5] “Six militants killed in Bara,” The News, April 17, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-171912-Six-militants-killed-in-Bara
[6] “MQM man, cop among five killed in gun attacks,” The News, April 17, 2013. Available at www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-171853-MQM-man,-cop-among-five-killed-in-gun-attacks
[7] “Two injured in Faisalabad session court firing,” The News, April 17, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-97133-Two-injured-in-Faisalabad-session-court-firing-
[8] “One gunned down in Peshawar,” The News, April 16, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-97059-One-gunned-down-in-Peshawar
[9] “Dunford: pakistan not sabotaging Taliban peace plans,” The Hill, April 16, 2013. Available at http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/operations/294285-dunford-pakistan-not-sabotaging-taliban-peace-plans-
[10] “Pak team off to US for crucial IMF talks,” The News, April 17, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-171884-Pak-team-off-to-US-for-crucial-IMF-talks
[11] “Pakistani Army evacuates severely injured from area day after deadly earthquake,” Washington Post, April 17, 2013. Available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/pakistani-army-evacuates-severely-injured-from-area-day-after-deadly-earthquake/2013/04/17/99ded4a4-a732-11e2-9e1c-bb0fb0c2edd9_story_1.html