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Ali Bakht, Mullah Fazlullah's deputy in Swat, was killed along with 13 Taliban fighters. Four police were injured after the Taliban attacked a police station in Peshawar. One soldier was killed after the Taliban took control of three checkpoints in Bajaur; Pakistani troops occupied the Loyesam region in Bajaur. Four Pakistanis were killed during clashes in Khyber between Lashkar-e-Islam and Ansar-ul-Islam.
Karachi is crucial to the Taliban's campaign, said spokesman Mullah Omar. The Taliban burned down four girls' schools, a health clinic, and a factory in Swat. A leader of a peace committee survived an IED attack in South Waziristan. The Mohmand Taliban freed 37 members of the rival Shah Sabib group.
The military claimed 30 Taliban and one policeman were killed during fighting; the Taliban torched six girls' schools. The Taliban killed two soldiers in Dir and released six members of the rival Shabib Shah group in Mohmand. The Taliban threatened attacks if military operations did not end. US-trained Pakistani commandos are being deployed to the tribal areas.
Sixty-one girls' schools have been destroyed in Swat. A police officer was killed in Swat. The Taliban targeted military outposts in Lower Dir. A Pakistani TV station said operations would be launched in Mohmand and Bajaur. Posters denouncing increasing Taliban influence continue to appear in Karachi.
Seven policemen were killed in a bomb attack in Swat. At least 103 have been killed since fighting in Swat began this week; the Taliban torched three girls' schools. The Lal Masjid's deputy chief cleric threatened to rebuild the Jamia Hafsa. The Pakistani government said it would investigate links to the bombing of the Indian embassy in Kabul.
The Frontier Corps has abandoned several outposts in South Waziristan. US officials said Pakistani intelligence was behind the Indian embassy bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan. A Taliban spokesman said suicide attacks would be carried out in revenge for the Swat operation. Police set up 20 posts in Peshawar in an effort to prevent Taliban attacks. Security forces came up empty handed during a raid targeting al Qaeda operatives in Malakand. Tribal leaders in Dir vowed to oppose the encroachment of the Taliban.