Pakistan Security Brief

Pakistan Security Brief –May 5, 2010

Faisal Shahzad charged with several terrorism-related crimes; Hakimullah Mehsud threatens US, leaders of Pakistan in letter to Dr. Siddiqui’s sister; four men accused of carrying out 2008 Marriott bombing are released by an anti-terrorism court; US official outlines new strategy for drone strikes; police arrest four men, seize two trucks loaded with explosives; one year anniversary of Swat operation; two kidnapped FC men found dead in Khuzdar; NATO oil tanker destroyed in Balochistan.


NYC bombing


Terror attack suspects released


US drones




Swat operation

  • Today marks the one-year anniversary of the beginning of Pakistani military operations against Islamic extremists in Swat Valley.





[1] Mark Mazzetti, Sabrina Tavernise, and Jack Healy, “Suspect, Charged, Said to Admit to Role in Plot,” New York Times, May 4, 2010. Available at Jerry Markon and Spencer S. Hsu, “Probe in failed Times Square attack focusing on Pakistani Taliban,” Washington Post, May 5, 2010. Available at “Pakistan doubts Taliban Times Square claim,” Dawn, May 5, 2010. Available at S. Raza Hassan and Syed Irfan Raza, “Pakistan arrests relatives of NY bomb suspect,” Dawn, May 5, 2010. Available at
[3] Nasir Jaffry, “Pakistan court acquits four over Marriott attack: lawyer,” AFP, May 5, 2010. Available at “Four suspects in Marriott bombing case acquitted,” Dawn, May 5, 2010. Available at
[4] Barbara Starr, “Pakistan drone strategy originated with Bush, official says,” CNN, May 4, 2010. Available at
[6] “NATO tanker destroyed,” Express Tribune, May 5, 2010. Available at
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