In Pakistan, a series of deadly bombings shattered a period of relative calm that also saw the capture of several high-level Taliban officials. Today, two suicide bombers targeted army vehicles in a residential neighborhood of Lahore, the country’s second biggest city.
At least 43 people were killed, including about 10 soldiers, and 100 more were wounded. Insurgent groups are still very much a force in Pakistan, a year after the army claimed it defeated them.
For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Ahmad Kamal, a Pakistani diplomat for 40 years.
Hashem Ahelbarra of Al Jazeera English obtained unusual access in the Swat Valley.