Pakistan Security Brief

Pakistan Security Brief - August 3, 2009

Pakistani security forces bombed suspected militant locations near the Swat valley, reportedly destroying several Taliban bases according to military officials; security forces continued to arrest suspected militants in Swat and Malakand over the weekend; TNSM� founder Sufi Muhammed has been booked on charges of treason, terrorism and rebellion; unconfirmed reports surfaced indicating North Waziristan militant commander Gul Bahadur released ten soldiers kidnapped from a Frontier Corps fort last week. �

  • Pakistani fighter jets bombed suspected militant locations in Droog Darra near the Swat Valley on Monday, military officials reported. Three Taliban bases were reportedly destroyed and five militants killed in the attack.[1] Meanwhile, in another round of arrests in Swat and Malakand Sunday night, security forces killed four militants, captured another twenty-seven suspects, and confiscated many kilograms of explosives.[2]
  • The radical cleric and Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammedi (TNSM) founder Sufi Muhammed, who was arrested on July 26th for allegedly violating the terms of his probation, has been booked on charges of treason, terrorism, and rebellion, police in the Swat Valley report. [3]
  • Unconfirmed reports indicate that on Saturday North Waziristan Taliban commander Gul Bahadur let go the ten soldiers kidnapped during Thursday's attack on a Frontier Corps fort. The possible motivation behind the release is currently unknown.[4]� � �

[1] "Five militants killed as fighter jets pound Doog Darra," Dawn News, August 3, 2009. Available:
[3] "Pakistan books Swat cleric for treason: police," Agence France Presse, August 2, 2009. Available:
[4] Mushtaq Yusufzai, "�Taliban kill militant commander, deputy10 kidnapped FC men freed," The News, August 1, 2009. Available:

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