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.[1]
  • 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.[2]
  • 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.[3]� �

[1] "Twelve high profile terrorists nabbed in Quetta," Dawn News, September 17, 2009. Available:
[2] "Security forces kill 10 militants during Swat clash," Dawn News, September 17, 2009. Available:
[3] Pir Zubair Shah and Mark McDonald, "Qaeda Commander Killed in Drone Attack in Pakistan," The New York Times, September 17, 2009. Available:

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