Pakistan Security Brief
Pakistan Security Brief - September 17, 2009
Police in Quetta captured twelve suspected terrorists Thursday; Pakistani security forces ambushed and killed ten militants attempting to infiltrate Mingora; reports claim that two important al Qaeda commanders, Ilyas Kashmiri and Nazimuddin, have been killed in recent U.S. drone strikes �
- Police in Quetta, Balochistan reportedly captured twelve high-profile terrorists Thursday. Among the arrested were some allegedly involved in the area's recent sectarian killings, as well as several who have confessed to blowing up railways and pipelines.
- Pakistani security forces killed ten militants in Swat Thursday night. The militants were allegedly en route to infiltrate Mingora in the early hours of the morning, but were ambushed by a group of police and soldiers acting in cooperation. The dead reportedly included local Taliban commander Amjad Ali.
- Reports have emerged that al Qaeda commander Ilyas Kashmiri was killed in a U.S. drone strike in North Waziristan ten days ago. Kashmiri was considered one of Pakistan's most wanted militants; his body has not yet been found. Another al Qaeda commander, the Uzbek known as Nazimuddin, was also allegedly killed in a recent U.S. drone strike.� �