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A US airstrike killed eight Taliban and al Qaeda fighters in South Waziristan. Pakistani commandos were airdropped into the Taliban controlled Peochar valley in Swat. The military killed 30 Taliban fighters in Dir; the Taliban claimed only 12 fighters have been killed since the operation began. The Taliban attacked a NATO truck terminal in Peshawar and bombed schools in Khyber and Bannu. Four suicide bombers were arrested in Rawalpindi.
The military claimed 52 Taliban fighters were killed during fighting in Swat; US officials called the military casualty numbers "wildly exaggerated." President Zardari said the Army will defeat the Taliban with the people™s support; only 45 percent of Pakistanis support the military operation in the northwest. Two more Army divisions may be deployed to the northwest. A suicide bomber killed 10 Pakistanis in Darra Adam Khel. One of Baitullah Mehsud's commanders was one of six people found dead in South Waziristan.
The military claimed 150 Taliban fighters were killed in Shangla and 60 more were killed in Swat. The Taliban destroyed a headquarters of the Dir Levies and killed one Malakand Levies officer and captured three others. The military claimed 26 Taliban were killed and another 14 were wounded after troops repelled an assault in Mohmand, but the Taliban claimed 20 soldiers were killed and another six were taken prisoner.