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The government declared a cease-fire for the month of Ramadan. Five terrorists, including two Canadian Arabs, were killed in a US airstrike in South Waziristan. Forty Taliban fighters, including a commander were reported killed in Swat. Eighteen Taliban surrendered to police in Peshawar.
The military thwarted a triple suicide bomb attack near the Kohat Tunnel; five were killed and 37 wounded. The government may halt military operations in the tribal areas and Swat during Ramadan. Twenty-five Taliban fighters, including a commander, were reported killed in airstrikes in Swat. Politicians said the government has lost its writ in Swat. Tribes are debating the expanded presence of the Lashkar-e-Islam in Khyber.
A British-born al Qaeda suspect was detained near Gujranwala. Tribesman in Bajaur killed a suicide bomber and captured two while security forces killed five Taliban fighters. The military and the Taliban signed a cease-fire in South Waziristan after fighting on Aug. 27 resulted in 23 Taliban killed. The Taliban ordered civilians to leave Swat to avoid casualties.
Pakistani troops traded machine-gun and artillery fire with insurgents in Bajur killing more than 30 Taliban fighters. The Pakistani military repelled a Taliban assault on a fort in the lawless South Waziristan tribal agency, killing 11 Taliban fighters and wounding up to 20 more. Swiss judicial authorities said they had closed a money-laundering case against presidential candidate Asif Ali Zardari and released $60 million frozen in Swiss accounts over the past decade.
Eight Pakistanis were killed and more than 20 were wounded in a bombing in Islamabad. The Taliban attempted to assassinate the senior US diplomat in Peshawar. Pakistani forces claimed to have killed a senior Taliban leader in Swat. The Taliban banned foreign media from visiting North Waziristan.