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Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

In Karachi, Pakistan, police head of the Anti-Extremist Cell and Crime Investigation Department, Muhammad Aslam Khan (Chaudhry Aslam) was killed in an explosion. He had previously survived nine assassination attempts.

Aslam was a famed Taliban hunter and had dedicated 29 years of service as a police officer.

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

After the successful drone strike of Pakistan Taliban’s number one leader Hakimullah Mehsud on November first, the US has accelerated high profile strikes with greater efficiency. Maulvi Ahmad Jan and four others were killed today. Jan was an adviser to the head of the Taliban affiliated Haqqani Network, Sirajuddin Haqqani and his veteran Mujahedin father, Mawlawi Jalaluddin Haqqani.

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan attacked a prison in Dera Ismail Khan yesterday resulting in the escape of over 200 prisoners. Reports indicate that some of the attackers engaged the prison guards outside the prison walls, while other units took up positions designed to deny access by Pakistani military units responding to the attack.

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence command in Sukkur, Sindh province came under attack today killing seven and wounding 37. ISI building have come under militant attack in the past, but violence has been relatively rare in Sukkur making this attack rather notable. Thus far police have said that the attackers drove an explosive laden vehicle into a barricade outside the ISI building, while another suicide bomber detonated his vest just outside a police building.

By William Tucker

A suspected U.S. UAV strike hit a house in Chashma, a village near Miramshah, Pakistan today killing seven and wounding several others. Reports have emerged that Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP), also known as the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, deputy chief Waliur Rehman was killed in the strike, however neither the U.S., Pakistan, nor the TTP have confirmed this.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pakistan’s foreign minister revealed that her country would soon hold confidential talks with the United States and Afghanistan to improve a three-way counterterrorism relationship beset by misunderstandings, including one over the Pakistan-based Haqqani network that Washington considers the greatest threat to Afghan stability. But she refused to say whether her government was ready to take any action against the militants.