Pakistan Security Brief

Pakistan Security Brief – March 1, 2010

Report indicates half of Quetta Shura now in custody; TTP releases video of Hakimullah Mehsud; suicide bomber targets police station in Karak; al-Qaeda linked militant confirmed dead in US drone strike; militants destroy NATO oil tanker outside Peshawar; police hold 70 suspected anti-state actors in Mingora; top Taliban commander killed in Swat; 17 suspected Taliban found dead in Kohat; outbreak of sectarian violence during rallies in Dera Ismail Khan and Faisalabad.

[1] Mir, Amir, “Pakistan Wipes Out Half of Quetta Shura,” The News, March 1, 2010. Available at
[2] “Hakimullah’s New Video Fails to Clear His Fate,” The News, March 1, 2010. Available at
[5] “Militants Blow Up Another NATO Oil Tankear near Peshawar: Police,” The Nation, March 1, 2010. Available at
[6] “70 suspects held in Mingora,” Geo, March 1, 2010. Available at
[7] “Senior Taliban Commander Killed in Clashes,” Dawn, March 1, 2010. Available at
[8] Abdul Sami Paracha, “Bodies of 17 militants found in Kohat,” Dawn, February 28, 2010. Available at
[9] “7 killed, 44 injured in DI Khan, Faisalabad sectarian violence,” Daily Times, March 1, 2010. Available at\03\01\story_1-3-2010_pg1_4.
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