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The military claimed that 100 militants and 13 soldiers were killed in clashes in the Tirah Valley. A deputy superintendent of police and his guard were gunned down in Quetta; the police official had been awaiting transfer to Islamabad because he had received death threats for cracking down on terrorist groups.
Three French jihadists from Orleans were deported to France; they had been held in Pakistan since May 28, 2012 after entering the country illegally from Iran. They were detained with al Qaeda operative Naamen Meziche, whose arrest was announced in June 2012. Pakistani officials said at the time he was likely going to Somalia, but Western officials believe he was headed for Pakistan's tribal areas near the Afghan border.
The Taliban killed three policemen and five electrical workers in an attack on a power substation in Peshawar; four workers are missing. The military killed five Taliban fighters in airstrikes in North Waziristan.