Pakistan Security Brief - June 8, 2012

Death of al Qaeda’s second in command decreases group’s cohesion; UN to investigate civilian casualties caused by U.S. drone strikes; U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff expresses frustration with Haqqani Network presence in Pakistan; NATO supply routes may reopen next week; Explosion on government bus in Peshawar kills up to 19; Niger President warns of Pakistani jihadists in northern Mali; Bomb injures six in Nowshera District; Ten killed in incidents of violence in Karachi; Pakistani man arrested for impersonating U.S. FBI agent.

Drone Strikes and Death of Top Al Qaeda Leader

U.S.-Pakistan Relations

NATO Supply Routes

Militancy

Law Enforcement


[1] Eric Schmitt, “As Al Qaeda Loses a Leader, Its Power Shifts From Pakistan,” New York Times, June 8, 2012. Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/world/asia/al-qaeda-power-shifting-away-from-pakistan.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
[2] “US drone attacks in Pakistan: UN backs probe into civilian casualties,” AFP, June 7, 2012. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/390225/us-drone-attacks-in-pakistan-un-backs-probe-into-civilian-casualties/
[3] “Pentagon official arrives today,” Dawn, June 7, 2012. Available at http://dawn.com/2012/06/08/pentagon-official-arrives-today/
[4] Huma Imtiaz, “Dempsey voices Pakistan frustrations over Haqqani network inaction,” Express Tribune, June 8, 2012. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/390492/dempsey-voices-pakistan-frustrations-over-haqqani-network-inaction/
[5]Mariana Baabar, “Pakistan may reopen NATO supply routes in a week,” Geo News, June 7,2012. Available at http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=53222
Kamran Yousaf, “Pak-US ties: London to broker deal between estranged allies,” Express Tribune, June 8, 2012. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/390491/pak-us-ties-london-to-broker-deal-between-estranged-allies/
[6] Haq Nawaz Khan, “Bus bombing kills at least 18 in northwestern Pakistan,” Washington Post, June 8, 2012. Available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/bus-bombing-kills-at-least-18-in-northwestern-pakistan/2012/06/08/gJQANyEHNV_story.html
Declan Walsh, “Deadly Bombing Strikes Police Bus in Pakistan,” New York Times, June 8, 2012. Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/world/asia/deadly-bombing-strikes-police-bus-in-northwest-pakistan.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
“19 killed, 42 injured in Peshawar blast,” Geo Pakistan, June 8, 2012. Available at http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=53262
“President, PM condemn Peshawar bus blast,” Geo Pakistan, June 8, 2012. Available at http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=53294
[7] “Afghans, Pakistanis training militants in Mali: Niger,” AFP, June 7, 2012. Available at http://dawn.com/2012/06/08/afghans-pakistanis-training-militants-in-mali-niger/
[8] “Blast targeting police mobile injures six in Nowshera,” Express Tribune, June 8, 2012. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/390752/blast-targeting-police-mobile-injures-six-in-nowshera/
[9] “Three booked for Panjgur blast,” The News, June 7, 2012. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-53162-Three-booked-for-Panjgur-blast
[10] “Ten killed in Karachi violence,” Dawn, June 7, 2012. Available at http://dawn.com/2012/06/08/ten-killed-in-karachi-violence/
[11] “Tribal clash in Chaghi kills seven,” Dawn, June 8, 2012. Available at http://dawn.com/2012/06/08/tribal-clash-in-chaghi-kills-seven/
[12] Umer Nangiana, “Conman: ‘FBI agent’ nabbed,” Express Tribune, June 8, 2012. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/390466/conman-fbi-agent-nabbed/