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A suicide bomber killed three policemen and four civilians in Hangu. The Taliban killed five people for "spying" for the US. Two policemen were shot and killed in Mardan. Five Taliban were killed in Bajaur. Fifteen children were kidnapped in Swat.
Pakistan's political and military leadership urged General Petraeus to halt strikes in the tribal areas. Pakistani forces killed 18 Taliban fighters in Bajaur while a jirga in Khar said it would target those sheltering the Taliban. Police arrested eight members of Harkatul Mujahideen in Karachi. Al Qaeda is conducting "simple and straight" operations to pull off attacks against security forces, police say.
Eight paramilitary troops were killed in a suicide attack in South Waziristan. Thirteen Taliban fighters were killed and four policemen were captured in Swat. A Taliban spokesman claimed the group is not under al Qaeda control and is sincere abut peace talks. The Taliban launched rockets at the Peshawar airport and took over four schools in Mohmand.
The Oct. 31 airstrike in North Waziristan may have killed al Qaeda commander Abu Jihad al Masri. The government freed 21 Taliban leaders and fighters in exchange for 21 captives. Security forces killed four Taliban fighters and captured nine more in Swat, and killed eight more in Bajaur. The Taliban have increased activities in Upper Arakzai.
Al Qaeda operative Abu Kasha was killed and Taliban leader Mullah Nazir was wounded during US strikes that killed 28 people in North and South Waziristan. Four police and five civilians were killed in a suicide attack at a police station in Mardan. The Taliban freed 19 soldiers and two civilians captured in South Waziristan and Mohmand in January.