Pakistan Security Brief

Twin blasts hit Peshawar; Munter calls Kayani about North Waziristan operation; Patek arrives in Indonesia; LeT militant loses execution appeal; LeT leader files petition against Malik for false claims regarding Mumbai investigation; Kashmiri separatist leader warns against failure in India-Pakistan talks; Landmine kills five militants in Orakzai; Four killed in Quetta shootings.


Female Bombers Hit Police in Peshawar

U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Patek Extradited

  • On Thursday, Indonesian terror suspect Umar Patek was reportedly extradited from Pakistan to Indonesia. Patek is suspected of preparing the bombs used in the 2002 Bali bombings. Patek was captured in Abbottabad, Pakistan in January. His capture is expected to shed light on connections between regional groups like Indonesia’s Jemaah Islamiyah and al Qaeda.[iii]

LeT Militant Loses Execution Appeal

LeT Leader Files Petition Against Malik

  • LeT leader Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who is on trial for his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has filed a petition against Interior Minister Rehman Malik for making false statements about the case. Malik publicly stated that a judicial commission to investigate the attacks had been formed, but Lakhvi and his council claim no such commission has been established. The anti-terrorism court (ATC) has issued a contempt of court notice against Malik for not appearing in court.[v]




[i] “Female bombers hit Pakistan police at blast site,” AP, August 11, 2011. Available at
[ii] “US ambassador calls on COAS Kayani says ‘no’ to operation in NWA again,” The News¸ August 11, 2011. Available at
“Diplomats’ movement: US pushes Pakistan to ease restrictions,” ET, August 11, 2011. Available at
[iii] “Bali Bombings Suspect, Extradited From Pakistan, Arrives in Indonesia,” NYT, August 11, 2011. Available at
[iv] “Delhi Red Fort attacker loses death penalty appeal,” Dawn, August 10, 2011. Available at
[v] “Mumbai attacks: Contempt of court notice against Rehman Malik,” ET, August 10, 2011. Available at
[vi] “Kashmir separatist sees more violence if peace drive fails,” Reuters, August 10, 2011. Available at
[vii] “Militant commanders among 5 killed in Orakzai blast,” Nation, August 10, 2011. Available at
[viii] “Three policemen, teacher killed in Quetta,” Dawn, August 11, 2011. Available at
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