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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.
The Taliban killed four policemen during an ambush on a police van in Peshawar. The military killed three Taliban fighters in Swat. The Army said it is "probing Fazlullah™s radio address" to the people of Swat to see if it was recent or a tape.
Mullah Fazlullah has returned to the airwaves. Security forces killed 12 Taliban fighters during airstrikes in Arakzai and three more during operations in Swat, detained 15 Mehsud tribesmen, and demolished a Lashkar-i-Islam base in Peshawar. The military said it would build bases in Swat and Buner, and would remain for two years.
A US Predator strike in North Waziristan killed five Taliban fighters. The Taliban destroyed two NATO fuel tankers and several shops in an attack in Khyber. Security forces detained 18 Taliban fighters in Swat and Malakand and one of the murderers of a Polish engineer in Islamabad.