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The Taliban overran a Frontier Corps post in Arakzai and killed five troops, including a senior officer; 21 Taliban fighters were killed in the counterattack. The Punjabi Taliban named Abuzar Khanjari the new leader of the Qari Zafar group. The US will spend $40 million to help build roads in Peshawar and Malakand.
The Pakistani military claimed 82 Taliban fighters have been killed in air and artillery strikes in Arakzai over the past two days. A seminary run by the Tablighi Jamaat was hit in one of the strikes. Security forces detained a former Afghan Taliban governor of Uruzgan province and an Egyptian al Qaeda member in Karachi.
Six Haqqani Network fighters were killed in a US strike in North Waziristan. Pakistani forces killed five Taliban fighters in Arakzai and detained eight more in Bajaur. The Taliban killed a tribal elder in Hangu and bombed a girls' school in Nowshera. The Taliban plotted to kidnap the Jordanian ambassador.