A suicide bomber has attacked a convoy of civilians guarded by security forces in Pakistan's northwest, killing at least 10 people and wounding 30, police said.
Officials say Pakistani security forces have killed up to 30 Taliban fighters after coming under attack in a volatile tribal area on the border with Afghanistan.
The U.S. military says it is sending 1,000 laser-guided bomb kits to Pakistan this month to help the country's air force defeat insurgents operating in the Afghan border region.
Indian fighter jets pounded mock enemy bunkers close to the Pakistan border in a symbolic show of air power at a time when the two nuclear-armed rivals are trying to improve relations.
A suicide car bomber has killed three policemen and a child in an attack on a police station in a northwestern Pakistani town, police said.
Afghan government efforts to reconcile with moderate Taliban are already in motion, despite domestic opposition. But Kabul appears unprepared to provide the conditions insurgents want to see.
A Pakistan court has barred the government from sending captured Afghan Taliban leaders abroad a day after Afghanistan said Pakistan had agreed to hand over a top militant commander.
Pakistan has said it would examine a request from the Afghan government to hand over a top Taliban commander in its custody, but also said he could be put on trial in Pakistan.
The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan met formally today for the first time since official dialogue was broken off in the aftermath of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. India hailed the talks as a "first step" toward rebuilding trust.
Pakistani intelligence officials say at least six suspected militants were killed today by a U.S. missile strike in the North Waziristan tribal region near the border with Afghanistan.
A suspected suicide bomber has killed six people in an attack on a security forces convoy in a market in the main town of Pakistan's Swat valley, police said.
A Pakistani air strike killed 30 militants in mountains on the Afghan border today, the military said, as one of NATO's biggest offensives against the Taliban continued in Afghanistan itself.