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A Taliban leader surrendered in Sargodha. The Taliban issued a statement denying any contact with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir over the death of former ISI officer Khalid Khawaja. Pakistan barred the entry of a Danish journalist in response to the publishing of Mohammed cartoons.
Security forces killed 15 Taliban fighters during air and artillery strikes in Arakzai. The Taliban has released 50 civilians who were kidnapped in Kurram on May 15. Ten civilians are still in Taliban captivity.
The US killed five Taliban fighters in its first Predator strike in Khyber. Taliban fighters disguised as policemen kidnapped 57 people in Kurram. The Tehreek-i-Taliban Balochistan distributed threatening letters to schools in Baluchistan. The leader of the Jamaat-i-Islami called for negotiations with the Taliban.
The Pakistani Taliban threatened to carry out more attacks in the US. Security forces killed 16 Lashkar-e-Islam fighters and detained 51 more in Khyber, and killed seven Taliban fighters in Arakzai. The North Waziristan Taliban said it would maintain its peace agreement with the government.
Security forces killed 10 Lashkar-e-Islam fighters in Khyber and detained a suspect in the failed Times Square bomb attack. An anti-terrorism court acquitted nine suspects accused of killing a senior Army general and seven others in a suicide attack in Rawalpindi.