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Security forces killed 27 Taliban fighters during operations in Swat, Buner, and Dir, and 10 more during airstrikes on a Taliban training camp in South Waziristan. The bodies of four Mehsud tribesmen loyal to Baitullah were found in Tank. Three small Taliban groups opposed to Baitullah reformed the Abdullah Mehsud Group.
The military said "over 50 militants" were killed during operations in Lower Dir on July 19-20. Six Taliban fighters and three soldiers were killed during fighting in Swat. The Taliban killed a Frontier Corps soldier in Bannu and two members of a peace committee in Mohmand.
Seventeen Taliban fighters and one soldier were killed in Swat; the Taliban executed six tribesmen for supporting the government. Three soldiers and "dozens" of Taliban fighters were killed in Lower Dir. The government said it would fire Taliban-linked officials. The defense minister said Ajmal Kasab™s confession to carrying out the Mumbai assault is not legitimate.