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The TNSM will seek to impose sharia in other parts of Pakistan. The Swat Taliban said it would not carry arms in public areas but will not turn in its weapons. Sufi Mohammed said the Swat Taliban are immune from prosecution for past crimes. The Taliban took a Sikh leader hostage in Arakzai.
President Zardari signed the bill that implements sharia in the Malakand Division into law after Parliament voted in favor. The Taliban have taken full control of Buner and bombed a girls' school in Bannu. Security forces detained Badshah Din, Baitullah Mehsud's aide in Karachi, and killed a Taliban leader in Mohmand. Polio vaccinations were canceled in Hangu after eight members of the medical team were kidnapped.
Security forces detained 513 people during sweeps in Islamabad and 18 more in Mianwali. The Taliban killed one security guard and destroyed 10 NATO transport trucks in Peshawar. The government released five Taliban fighters in Swat. The TNSM said members of parliament would be declared non-Muslims if they voted against the sharia regulations.
Prime Minister Gilani said Pakistan will not accept conditional aid from the US. The Taliban said some of its forces would leave Buner. The Taliban killed a tribal leader in Bajaur, attacked two checkpoints in Nowshera, and wounded three security personnel after ambushing a convoy in Swat.