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Security forces continued operations in the Mamond region in Bajaur. Police arrested six Taliban fighters thought to be plotting to kill Americans in Lahore. The Taliban attempted to assassinate a brigadier general in Islamabad, bombed a girls' school and a health clinic in Mohmand, and attacked a military camp in Khyber.
The military claimed it took control of Damadola in Bajaur; seven Taliban fighters were killed during the fighting. Police arrested a Taliban commander and four fighters in Nowshera. The government will not negotiate with the Taliban, the chief minister of the NWFP said.
The military claimed that the Mamond region in Bajaur has been cleared and the government now controls 90 percent of the tribal agency. The Taliban bombed a girls' school in Bannu. The Pakistani Taliban spends $45 million year, according to the governor of the NWFP.
Twenty-five Pakistanis were killed in two bombings at a Shia procession in Karachi; police also defused a bomb placed at a hospital in the city. The Taliban killed a teacher and attacked an electrical grid station in Khyber.
Fifteen Taliban were killed in airstrikes in Bajaur. Security forces detained 35 suspects in yesterday's suicide attack in Dir. The Taliban said Hakeemullah Mehsud is in hiding; US intelligence officials believe he is dead.