1. India continues search for terrorists responsible for spate of bombings throughout country. Dozens were killed in recent days with coordinated bombings in several Indian cities.
2. Though confirmed only by an anonymous Pakistani intelligence source thus far, it is believed that al-Qaeda’s chief bomb maker and chemical expert, Abu Khabab al-Masri, was killed in a US Predator drone strike inside Pakistan. Initial reactions are the standard lot; Pakistani warnings against US attacks inside Pakistan, US assurances that it respects Pak sovereignty, and dead al-Qaeda terrorists inside Pakistani territory.
3. The Taliban, true to past patterns, has abducted 30 Pakistani police and security force members in the tribal areas.
4. MEND militants have sabotaged two Shell Oil pipelines in Nigeria, prompting the oil company to announce that it may not be able to meet supply obligations from the Delta.
5. Following carnage wrought by female suicide bombers on crowds of Iraqi civilians, female members of security forces are now being deployed to conduct female-to-female searches.
CIA Drone Targeted Chemical Weapons Expert Abu Khabab Al-Masri On Afghanistan-Pakistan Border - CBS
Al-Qaeda weapons expert slain in Waziristan strike - Daily Times
Pakistan military warns US commander on strikes - Daily Times
Bush respects Pakistan sovereignty - The Press Association
Militants abduct 30 Pakistani police, troops - Washington Times