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A US airstrike in South Waziristan killed Baitullah Mehsud's second wife and two Taliban fighters. Security forces killed eight Taliban fighters and detained 14 more in Swat, and detained 17 fighters in Hangu. A tribal lashkar in Upper Dir claimed to have killed 11 Taliban fighters.
The Taliban killed four security personnel in North Waziristan; the military killed five civilians in artillery attacks. Security forces killed six Taliban fighters and detained 17 more in Swat; one soldier was also killed. Three people were killed after a mob accused a factory owner in Sheikhupura of desecrating a Koran. The interior ministry denied statements by Rehamn Malik, who said Army majors have been detained for "collaborating with terrorists."
The government filed treason and other charges against Sufi Mohammed and seven associates. The Taliban killed two policemen in Peshawar and bombed CD shops in Balakot. Security forces killed four Taliban fighters in Swat and detained 27 more, and destroyed a Taliban madrassa in Lakki Marwat.