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Mass jail break in Pakistan as Taliban gunmen storm prison

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - Taliban fighters disguised as police and armed with bombs and grenades broke 250 prisoners out of a Pakistan jail in a brazen overnight attack that undermined the new government's ability to combat an escalating insurgency. Full story

Pakistan Taliban set up camps in Syria, join anti-Assad war

ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban have set up camps and sent hundreds of men to Syria to fight alongside rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, militants said on Sunday, in a strategy aimed at cementing ties with al Qaeda's central leadership. Full story

Pakistan PM Sharif sworn in, calls for end to drone strikes

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, formally elected by parliament on Wednesday, again called for an end to U.S. drone strikes aimed at militants which many view as a breach of Pakistan's sovereignty. Full story

Top Taliban commander killed in drone strike

   The U.S. government has not confirmed the strike that Pakistani officials said killed the deputy leader of the Pakistani Taliban. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

U.S. drone kills Pakistan Taliban No 2 : security officials

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed the No. 2 of the Pakistani Taliban in the North Waziristan region on Wednesday, three security officials said, in what would be a major blow to the militancy. Full story

Ex-Pakistan PM's son abducted as Taliban threaten election

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped the son of a former Pakistani prime minister on Thursday as a letter from the leader of the Pakistani Taliban revealed plans for suicide bomb attacks on election day. Full story

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US drone strike kills Waliur Rehman,deputy head of Pakistani Taliban
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epa03722243 A picture dated 29 July 2011 shows Wali-ur-Rehman , deputy head of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan talking with journalists, in Shawal, lawless South-Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border in Pakistan. A US drone strike in Pakistan's restive north-western tribal region killed six Ta

File photo of deputy Pakistani Taliban leader Wali-ur-Rehman speaking to a group of reporters in Shawal town
File photo of deputy Pakistani Taliban leader Wali-ur-Rehman speaking to a group of reporters in Shawal town

Deputy Pakistani Taliban leader Wali-ur-Rehman gestures as he speaks to a group of reporters in Shawal town, which lies between North and South Waziristan region in the northwest bordering Afghanistan, in this July 28, 2011 file photo. A U.S. drone strike killed the number two of the Pakistan Taliba