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The Taliban have taken control of most of Buner despite promising to withdraw. The NWFP government and the TNSM vowed to keep the Swat peace deal intact. The Taliban destroyed six NATO oil tankers in a bombing in Peshawar and beheaded two "US Spies" in North Waziristan. The Lahore police claimed India was behind the attacks on the Sri Lankan cricket team and the police training center.
Sufi Mohammad has ended the peace agreement in Swat. The Taliban reportedly agreed to withdraw from Buner. One person was killed and eight more were wounded, including the political agent for Kurram, in an ambush in Hangu. Pakistan's foreign office said there is no credible evidence that al Qaeda's leaders are inside the country.
The US killed four Taliban fighters in an airstrike in South Waziristan. Security forces detained more than 150 Afghans and tribesmen in Lahore. Police in Karachi detained five Lashkar-e-Jhangvi fighters. The Buner tribes are organizing more lashkars to fight the Taliban who are advancing in the district.
Sixteen Taliban fighters, three policemen, and two tribal fighters were killed during fighting in Buner. The Taliban killed two policemen in Kohat and bombed a music shop in Peshawar. Tribes in Dir threatened to attack the Taliban if hostages are not released.