Pakistan Security Brief - April 19, 2010

Pakistan Security Brief – April 19, 2010

One soldier and up to 13 militants killed in Orakzai on Sunday; 21 militants killed in Sangara Mountains of Orakzai on Saturday; Kayani apologizes for civilian deaths; 41 people killed in attack on IDP camp; seven people die in Kohat police station attack; two NATO tankers destroyed in Khyber;23 people die in suicide bombing at market; key TTP commander killed; IED attack near school kills one child; four schools attacked in former NWFP; police foil attack in Islamabad; Zardari signs bill curbing presidential power; video of two kidnapped former ISI officials released; war games continue near Indian border; eight officials put on leave in connection with Bhutto report; Pakistani Ambassador says Pakistan does not want Taliban-ruled Afghanistan; three new corps commanders named; LeJ claim responsibility for attack; interview reveals details of suicide attack; E.U.-Pakistan summit postponed.

 

Orakzai and FATA

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (formerly NWFP)

Islamabad

Constitutional Amendment

Kidnapping Video

  • On Monday, militants released a video of two former ISI officers who went missing in March. They demanded the release of two militants, Mullah Kabir and Mullah Mansoor Dadullah, in exchange for the release of the two former ISI officiers, Brigadier Amir Sultan, known as Colonel Imam, and Squadron Leader Khalid Khawaja, both of whom are retired. The video indicated that another list of demands would follow.[12]

War Games

Bhutto Report

U.S.-Pakistan Relations

New Commanders

Balochistan

Details of Suicide Attack

E.U.-Pakistan Summit


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[3] “Pakistan army chief apologises over civilian deaths,” AFP, April 17, 2010. Available at http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100417/wl_sthasia_afp/pakistanunrestnorthwestcivilians. “Khyber air strikes,” The News, April 17, 2010. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=234678. “Kayani apologises for killing of civilians,” The News, April 18, 2010. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=28372. “Pakistan army admits civilians deaths,” BBC, April 17, 2010. Available at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8627160.stm. “Army Chief grieved over Tirah killings,” Geo, April 17, 2010. Available at http://www.geo.tv/4-17-2010/63198.htm.
[4] “At least 41 killed in explosions in Kohat on Saturday,” Dawn, April 17, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/03-two-explosions-take-place-in-idp-camps-in-kohat-ss-01. “Second deadly attack in 2 days in Pakistan,” CNN, April 18, 2010. Available at http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/04/18/pakistan.blast/index.html.” Joshua, Anita, “Suicide blasts kill 41 refugees in NWFP,” The Hindu, April 17, 2010. Available at http://beta.thehindu.com/news/international/article401049.ece. “Targeting IDPs?” The News, April 18, 2010. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=234832.
[5] Khan, Zarar, “Suicide bomb at police station kills 7 in Pakistan,” AP, April 18, 2010. Available at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100418/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan. Mehmood, Hasan, “Suicide bomber kills 7 in Pakistan's northwest,” Reuters, April 18, 2010. Available at http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100418/wl_nm/us_pakistan_violence. Shah, Syed Yasir, “Seven killed in another Kohat suicide bombing,” The News, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=28380. “Seven people die in suicide car blast in Kohat,” Geo, April 18, 2010. Available at http://www.geo.tv/4-18-2010/63233.htm. Paracha, Abdul Sami, “TTP claim responsibility for Kohat attack,” Dawn, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/19-three-people-dead-in-fresh-bomb-attack-in-kohat-on-sunday-hh-01. “Car bomb in north-west Pakistan city of Kohat,” BBC, April 18, 2010. Available at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8627880.stm. Khan, Abdul Saboor, “Second deadly attack in two days: 7 killed in suicide bombing near Kohat police station,” Daily Times, April 19, 2010. Available at http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\04\19\story_19-4-2010_pg1_7. “Taliban claim responsibility for Kohat attack,” Express Tribune/Reuters, April 18, 2010. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/7481/seven-people-die-in-suicide-car-bomb-attack/. “Bomber kills 7, hurt 32 in Kohat,” Frontier Post, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.thefrontierpost.com/News.aspx?ncat=ts&nid=1029&ad=19-04-2010.
[6] “Militants blow up Nato tankers in Khyber,” Dawn, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/14-militants-blow-up-nato-oil-tanker-on-pak-afghan-highway-zj-06. “Nato tankers attacked in Pakistan’s Khyber region,” BBC, April 19, 2010. Available at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8629509.stm. “Nato oil tanker blown up at Pak-Afghan highway,” Geo, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.geo.tv/4-19-2010/63302.htm.
[7] “Peshawar market suicide bombing leaves many dead,” BBC, April 19, 2010. Available at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8630356.stm. “Bombs at market, school kill 24 in Peshawar,” AFP, April 19, 2010. Available at http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100419/wl_afp/pakistanunrest. “Pakistan Bombings Kill 22,” Wall Street Journal/AP, April 19, 2010. Available at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704671904575193931607907208.html?mod=fox_australian. Ali, Faris, “Bomb in Pakistani city of Peshawar; 23 dead: police,” Reuters, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6364J320100419. “23 dead as bomb rips through Peshawar bazaar,” Geo, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.geo.tv/4-19-2010/63347.htm. “Bombs at market, school kill 24 in Peshawar,” Dawn, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/metropolitan/03-blast-in-peshawars-qissa-khwani-bazaar-ss-09.
[8] “13 Taliban killed in Orakzai, commander killed in Swat,” Daily Times, April 19, 2010. Available at http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\04\19\story_19-4-2010_pg1_8.
[9] “Bomb kills child at Pakistan school: officials,” AFP, April 19, 2010. Available at http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100419/wl_sthasia_afp/pakistanunrestnorthwest. “Peshawar blast kills one, injures 11,” Geo, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.geo.tv/4-19-2010/63327.htm. “Nato tankers attack in Pakistan Khyber region,” BBC, April, 19 2010. Available at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8629509.stm. “Bombs at market, school kill 24 in Peshawar,” Dawn, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/metropolitan/03-blast-in-peshawars-qissa-khwani-bazaar-ss-09. Ali, Lehaz, “Bombs at market, school kill 24 in Peshawar,” AFP, April 19, 2010. Available at http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100419/wl_afp/pakistanunrest. “Market blast kills 22 in Pakistan,” CNN, April 19 2010. Available at http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/04/19/pakistan.blast/index.html.
[10] “Terrorists attack 4 schools in NWFP,” Express Tribune, April 17, 2010. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/7314/terrorists-attack-4-schools-in-nwfp/.
[11] “Pakistan president signs bill curbing his powers,” AFP, April 19, 2010. Available at http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100419/wl_sthasia_afp/pakistanpoliticsreformsign. “President Zardari signs 18th Amendment bill,” Dawn, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/03-president-zardari-signs-18th-amendment-bill-ss-07. “President signs 18th Amendment Bill into law,” Geo, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.geo.tv/4-19-2010/63338.htm. “Pakistan constitutional reforms signed into law,” BBC, April 19, 2010. Available at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8630180.stm.
[12] “Militants release video of two former ISI officiers,” Dawn, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/03-militants-release-video-of-former-isi-officers-ss-05.
[13] Brummitt, Chris, “Close to India, Pakistan shows military might,” AP, April 18, 2010. Available at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100418/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan_war_games. “Pakistan army aware of challenges, says Kayani,” Dawn, April 18, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/07-pakistan-army-aware-of-challenges-says-kayani-ha-05. Anis, Muhammad & Hamid Mir, “Is Azm-e-Nau-III a message to India?” The News, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=28379. “Pakistan displays its military might,” Dawn, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/03-pakistan-displays-its-military-might-ss-02. “‘Army conducting Azm-e-Nau 3 with commitment,’” Daily Times, April 17, 2010. Available at http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\04\17\story_17-4-2010_pg7_31. “Fight against militancy at heavy cost: Gilani,” Frontier Post, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.thefrontierpost.com/News.aspx?ncat=ts&nid=1030&ad=19-04-2010.
[14] “Govt takes action on UN probe of Benazir's assassination,” Dawn, April 19, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/06-govt-takes-action-on-un-probe-of-benazirs-assassination-rs-09. Haider, Kamran, “Pakistan sidelines some officials after Bhutto report,” Reuters, April 19, 2010. Available at http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100419/wl_nm/us_pakistan_bhutto_investigation.
[15] “Pak security concerns be addressed, says Haqqani,” Daily Times, April 17, 2010. Available at http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\04\17\story_17-4-2010_pg7_26. “US keen to continue strategic dialogue with Pakistan,” Dawn, April 18, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/national/21-us-keen-to-continue-strategic-dialogue-with-pakistan-840.
[16] Minhas, Saeed, “Lahore, Quetta and Mangla corps commanders changed,” Daily Times, April 18, 2010. Available at http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\04\18\story_18-4-2010_pg1_3. Shaikh, Shakil, “Three corps commanders named,” The News, April 18, 2010. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=28371.
[17] “Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claims responsibility,” Daily Times, April 17, 2010. Available at http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\04\17\story_17-4-2010_pg1_2.
[18] Brummit, Chris, “Behind the scenes of a Pakistani suicide bombing,” AP, April 18, 2010. Available at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100418/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan_militant_s_journey.