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NATO's supply lifeline through the Khyber Pass has been closed again for a security operation. Eight Taliban "bases" and 39 fighters were detained in the Khyber operation. A tribal leader was murdered in Arakazai.
The Taliban murdered a "US spy" in North Waziristan. The government released the younger brother of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Security has been stepped up at Peshawar's shipping terminals. The minister of defense pressed the US to provide F-16 fighters.
The Pakistani military claimed to have killed 48 Taliban fighters during battles in Mohmand. The Taliban fired six rockets at a shipping terminal in Peshawar and executed two "US spies" in North Waziristan. The Swat Taliban and local tribes are discussing a ceasefire.
More than 40 Taliban and 20 Frontier Corps troops were killed in a Taliban assault ona base in Mohmand; more than 25 Frontier Corps troops have been captured. A ceasefire has been imposed in Hangu after 30 people were killed in sectarian clashes. Three Pakistanis were killed in a mortar attack in Hangu. A Senator said the the Army has failed to secure Swat after two years of operations.
Tribal leaders in the northwest pledged 60,000 fighters if there is a war with India. Seventeen Pakistanis were killed and more than 30 were wounded during sectarian clashes in Hangu. The Taliban are running sharia courts in Swat.
The government reportedly reestablished contact with Baitullah Mehsud. The Taliban released 13 tribal leaders kidnapped in Bajaur. Five small explosions at two theaters in Lahore wounded six people. Two government officials were gunned down in North Waziristan.