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The military claimed 55 Taliban fighters were killed in Swat, 25 were killed in Dir, 18 were killed after attacking a convoy in South Waziristan, and five more were killed in Peshawar. A US strike targeted Baitullah Mehsud's fighters in South Waziristan. President Zardari said the Swat offensive "will not be withdrawn."
The military claimed 143 Taliban fighters and seven troops were killed in Swat and another 15 Taliban fighters were killed in Dir. More than one million people have fled the Malakand region. The deputy inspector general of police in Kohat has been kidnapped. The Taliban bombed a shrine in Peshawar.
The president said Pakistan will fight the Taliban until the "situation returns to normal"; the prime minister said they will fight until the Taliban is "eliminated." The Rangers have been deployed in Mianwali and Bhakkar. Fifty-five Taliban and nine soldiers were killed in Swat; 15 soldiers were captured in Dir. The Taliban killed five tribesmen in Hangu and bombed a school in Darra Adam Khel.