Pakistan Security Brief

Pakistan Security Brief – May 27, 2010

Pakistani Taliban commander is reported killed in eastern Afghanistan; White House officials demand that Pakistan make “real progress” against Tehrik-e-Taliban; U.S. provides $228 million reimbursement to Pakistan for counterterrorism activities; Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff meets with General McCrystal and President Karzai in Kabul; 40 militants are killed during operations in the Orakzai Agency; Taliban militants kill pro-government tribal leader and his family in the Bajaur Agency;  four people murdered in targeted killings in Balochistan; Pakistan eases YouTube ban.

Pakistani Taliban leader reported killed in Afghanistan

Pakistan-US Relations




  • Four people were killed in separate incidents on Wednesday in Balochistan. In Turbat district, unidentified gunmen opened fire at a barbershop, killing a barber and a passerby. Meanwhile an army officer was killed in Khuzdar district when two motorcycle riding gunmen intercepted a passenger van and pulled the officer out before shooting him. Also on Wednesday, a policeman was killed in Dera Murad Jamali when unidentified gunmen shot him in the district’s Somer Khan area.[8]

Bhutto Assassination

YouTube ban

[1]Karen Brulliard,  “Afghans say Pakistani Taliban commander may be dead,” The Washington Post, May 27, 2010. Available at
Amir Shah, “Pakistan Taliban Commander Rumored Dead,” Time, May 27, 2010. Available at,8599,1992234,00.html
[4] “COAS visits Afghanistan, meets Karzai, Gen McCrystal,” Pakistan Observer, May 27, 2010. Available at
[5] “Security forces kill 40 militants in Orakzai,” Geo Television, May 27, 2010. Available at
[6] “Taliban kill tribal elder, wife and son in Pakistan,” AFP, May 27, 2010. Available at
[7]  “Two more militants killed in Swat,” The News, May 27, 2010
[8] “Target killing claims 4 lives in Balochistan,” Daily News, May 27, 2010. Available at\05\27\story_27-5-2010_pg7_2
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