Pakistan Security Brief
Pakistan Security Brief - August 20, 2009
A bomb was detonated close near Rawalpindi on Thursday, wounding four policemen and several others; an ally of Swat Taliban commander Maulana Fazlullah surrendered, along with sixty militants, to Pakistani security forces on Thursday in Mingora; the son of a top Osama bin Laden aide was founded dead during a raid on a house in Peshawar.
- A remote-controlled bomb hidden close to a checkpoint in Rawalpindi, close to Islamabad, on Thursday wounded seven people, including four policemen. The culprits and motivation behind the attack are so far unknown.
- Khurshid, an ally of Maulana Fazlullah and important figure in the Swat Taliban organization, surrendered to Pakistani security forces on Thursday in Mingora along with sixty militants under his command. 
- The dead body of Abdullah Noori, the son of one of Osama bin Laden's top aides, and a suspected Al-Qaeda member, was found following a police raid on a house in Peshawar Wednesday. Noori was reportedly under treatment by a private physician for kidney ailments, but so far no official cause of death has been announced.�
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 "Taliban commander surrenders with 60 comrades," Dawn News, August 20, 2009. Available: http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/13+ttp+commander+surrenders+with+60+comrades-za-08
 Ali Hazrat Bacha, "Suspected Al Qaeda man found dead in Peshawar," Dawn News, August 20, 2009. Available: http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/metropolitan/12-suspected+al+qaeda+man+found+dead+in+peshawar--bi-09