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A tribal militia killed a Taliban commander and four fighters in Mohmand. The Taliban wounded a member of the provincial parliament and four others in a bombing in Peshawar. Two flights from Karachi received bomb threats.
A US strike in North Waziristan killed six Taliban fighters. Ten Taliban fighters and two soldiers were killed in fighting in North Waziristan; four more Taliban fighters were killed in Swat. Pakistani officials claimed five Taliban leaders were killed in US strikes on Jan. 15 and 17 in North Waziristan.
Security forces killed 10 Taliban fighters during a clash at a checkpoint in North Waziristan and three more in Kurram, and detained seven suspected Taliban fighters in Mianwali. One member of a "peace committee" and three Taliban fighters were killed during a clash in Mohmand. The Taliban bombed a boys' school in Khyber.
A US strike n North Waziristan killed 15 Taliban and five Uzbek fighters; the strike targeted the compound of Usman Jan, the new leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. Security forces killed three Taliban fighters in Swat and South Waziristan, and detained a pro-Taliban tribal leader and three of his sons in Kohat. The Taliban killed a tribal leader in Bajaur and warned shippers in Khyber not to help with NATO supplies.
Hakeemullah Mehsud released a tape confirming that he survived the Jan. 14 airstrike in North Waziristan. Security forces killed five Lashkar-e-Islam fighters in Khyber and detained a Taliban commander and five fighters at a hospital in Rawalpindi. The Taliban blew up a clinic in Landi Kotal.