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The military said 10 Taliban fighters and one soldier were killed in Swat and Buner. Sufi Mohammed and other TNSM leaders were reportedly arrested in Dir. A senior Taliban leader in Charsadda was detained. The Taliban killed six policemen and a paramilitary trooper in Mardan, released the remaining 48 hostages in North Waziristan, and bombed a school in Peshawar.
Fifty of the kidnapped cadets in North Waziristan are still missing. The military said the Swat offensive may continue for months and claimed 20 Taliban hideouts in Haripur were destroyed. The government claimed the second and third tier leadership of the Swat Taliban has been eliminated.
The military said 21 Taliban fighters and three soldiers were killed in Swat. The interior minister claimed 1244 Taliban fighters including 26 commanders, and 89 soldiers have been killed in the operation in Swat, Dir, Buner, and Shangla. The military said 80 students and a teacher were freed in North Waziristan, while another 20 are still in custody; more than 400 students are still thought to be in Taliban captivity. The Taliban killed two people during an attack on a NATO supply convoy near the Chaman border crossing.