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Security forces killed 24 Taliban fighters in Arakzai and detained five Lashkar-e-Islam fighters in Khyber; a Frontier Corps trooper was also killed in fighting in Arakzai. The Taliban is openly raising money in Punjab. A German suspected of belonging to al Qaeda has been detained in Bannu.
Security forces killed 43 Taliban fighters in Arakzai, five in Swat, and four more in Dera Ismail Khan; 22 fighters surrendered in Bajaur. The Taliban offered a prisoner swap for 33 captive Frontier Corps troops and threatened local truckers that convoys transporting NATO goods would be attacked.
Security forces killed 16 Taliban fighters in Arakzai; a Taliban commander and three fighters were killed in a premature detonation in the tribal agency. US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke said Pakistan does not have the capacity to conduct an operation against the Taliban in North Waziristan.