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Twenty-two civilians and 35 Taliban fighters were killed in a Pakistani airstrike in Swat. Two soldiers were killed in an IED attack on a convoy in Swat. Pakistani aircraft bombed areas in Bajaur, no casualties were reported. A Jamaat-e-Islami leader claimed 1,500 civilians have been killed in the Bajaur operation.
The Taliban again said it would not lay down its weapons prior to negotiations. The Jamaat-e-Islami has called for negotiations with the Taliban. Security forces arrested 168 terrorists over the past several days. Thirteen Taliban fighters were killed in Bajaur.
The government signed peace agreements with two senior Taliban leaders in North and South Waziristan. The Oct. 16 strike in South Waziristan may have killed senior al Qaeda leader Khalid Habib. Security forces claimed to have killed 75 Taliban fighters in an attack on a camp in Swat. The Taliban is pressuring the Awami National Party to change its policy on extremism.
The US hit a Taiban and al Qaeda safe house in South Waziristan; six have been reported killed. Hafiz Gul Bahadar threatened to attack US forces in Afghanistan. Police arrested 18 Uzbeks in Kohat and put down a Taliabn revolt at a jail in Dir. Fazlur Rehman has emerged as "a spokesman for Taliban" during debates in parliament.
Four policemen were killed and 16 wounded in a suicide attack in a police station in Swat. The Taliban destroyed several police checkpoints in Bannu. The Taliban said they were ready to lay down their weapons and negotiate. The military is preparing for "decisive action" in Bajaur.