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As the government claims to seek reconciliation with Nawaz Sharif, 100 lawyers and 20 of Sharif's followers were arrested, and house arrest orders were approved for Sharif and two other political leaders. The Taliban destroyed more than 20 NATO vehicles in a rocket attack on a terminal in Peshawar. The Taliban in Darra Adam Khel declared a ceasefire.
President Zardari ordered Geo News to shut down for broadcasting the Long March; the information minister resigned in protest. Yesterday's strike in Kurram killed 24 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters. The Taliban killed two "US spies" in Arakzai and beheaded three tribesmen in Bajaur. An official in the Northwest Frontier Province advocates including Taliban fighters in the police and Levies.
A US airstrike on a Taliban training camp in Kurram killed more than 15 fighters. Security forces killed 18 Taliban fighters in Mohmand and detained nine 'foreigners' in South Waziristan. A suicide bomber killed three people in an attack on a fort in Khyber and bombed 20 shops in Nowshera and an internet cafe in Karak.
The Chief Minister of the Northwest Frontier Province escaped an assassination attempt in Peshawar. The Zardari government had hundreds of members of the political opposition arrested in an attempt to disrupt the Long March. Security forces detained 45 suspected Taliban fighters in Hangu. A NATO supply truck was torched near Quetta.