A suicide bomb that killed more than 40 people in a Peshawar market capped a week of provocative moves by the Taliban.
Thursday's suicide bomb attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul raises questions about Pakistan's role in Afghanistan.
India also accused Pakistan of sending captured Taliban fighters to the disputed Kashmir territory in a 'jail or jihad' deal.
In a brash response to the government's claim he was dead, Pakistan Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud appeared in a video broadcast Monday.
The Pakistani military's action in Swat has caused militant training camps elsewhere to become more makeshift – and thus harder to pinpoint and shut down.
Militants killed dozens of security officers and tribal elders and bombed a school Thursday after a drone attack struck the Taliban stronghold of North Waziristan.
The airstrike hit North Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan. Also Monday, Pakistan said it was on the verge of a major victory – arresting Swat militant chief Maulana Fazlullah.
Hakimullah Mehsud and Waliur Rehman will share control, but analysts say infighting could erupt again.