The arrests came as fast as drops of monsoon rain.
The Obama administration has dramatically ratcheted up the American drone warfare program in Pakistan.
The heart of Pakistan’s military establishment came under attack on Saturday as Taliban gunmen disguised as soldiers attempted to break into the army’s heavily-fortified headquarters in the garrison town of Rawalpindi. The fierce firefight left six military personnel and four attackers dead, and by evening, a tense standoff continued as military officials reported that at least three remaining gunmen had taken military personnel hostage and were holding them in the offices of an intelligence agency within the compound
Afghan journalists on Thursday condemned the actions of a NATO commando unit that left the body of a local reporter behind during a deadly operation aimed at rescuing his British counterpart. Taliban militants kidnapped Sultan Munadi and New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell last week.
A New York Times reporter who was kidnapped last week was freed by commandos Wednesday.