At least 126 people, most of them children, have been killed after Taliban gunmen stormed a school in Pakistani, taking hundreds of students hostage.
At least nine suspected militants have been killed in a US drone strike and a separate military operation in Pakistan's tribal region.
A bomb has killed eight people in Pakistan, including the son of an Afghan cleric, and wounded about 45 in the city of Peshawar, officials have said.
Police say gunmen have ambushed and shot dead six Pakistani women aid workers and a male doctor.
Abu Yahya al-Libi, one of the most prominent figures in al-Qaeda, is thought to have been killed in a drone strike in Pakistan.