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Four Taliban fighters and two Pakistani soldiers were killed after Taliban fighters attacked their camp in South Waziristan. Sixty "militants" from Swat, Dir, Swabi, Malakand, and Nowshera have been "rehabilitated." Security forces seized 500 kg of explosives in Khyber.
The Taliban killed four people, including two policemen, and torched two NATO fuel tankers in Baluchistan. Eleven people were killed in sectarian fighting in Islamabad. The Taliban "expelled" Asmatullah Muawiya for welcoming negotiations with the government; Muawiya said they did not have the authority to do so.
Ghulam Jan Wazi, a Taliban commander who sheltered al Qaeda and other foreign terrorists, was killed along with four fighters in a bombing in South Waziristan. The Taliban killed a soldier and a civilian in a bombing in Karachi. Asmatullah Muawiya, a Taliban and al Qaeda commander, said he welcomes negotiations with the government.
The US Treasury added to its terrorism blacklist senior al Qaeda official Umar Siddique Kathio Azmarai; and the Jamia Taleem-Ul-Quran-Wal-Hadith Madrassa (the "Ganj Madrassa"), a school in Peshawar that serves as a training and funding center for al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba, and the Taliban. Pakistani authorities arrested at least two terrorists during a raid on an alleged al Qaeda communications center in a Lahore suburb. Security forces claimed to have seized 100 tons of explosives and arrested 10 militants during a raid in Quetta. Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was charged with the 2007 murder of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Prime Minister Sharif yesterday called for talks with the Taliban but said another option was "full use of force."