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Faqir Mohammed met with members of Jaish-e-Mohammad in Swat. Three Taliban were killed when their truck packed with explosives detonated in Mohmand. The Taliban bombed a paramilitary checkpoint in North Waziristan. A committee has been formed to assess the amount of money the government will pay Baitullah Mehsud for damages done during military operations.
The government has initiated negotiations with the local Taliban in Mardan. A bombing in a bazaar in Malakand heavily damaged three CD shops. Sources within the Pakistani Army weighed in on the political debate on impeachment and said Musharraf is considered their supreme commander, as well as the legal and constitutional president of the country.
Baitullah Mehsud spends nearly $45 million a year on weapons, equipment, and payments to fighters. NATO is urging the Pakistani government to conduct operations against the Taliban in the tribal areas. Twenty-five mortars were launched from Afghanistan into South Wazristan. Pakistani NGOs said the peace accord in Swat have harmed the citizens in the region.
The government is conducting talks with the Taliban in Darra Adam Khel. Eight Taliban were killed after their explosives-laden truck detonated in Bajaur. Police detained a suspect in the November 2007 bombing attack on an Air Force bus in Sargodha. Security forces are establishing checkpoints outside Peshawar to address the deteriorating security situation. Jamaat-ud- Dawa denied connections with al Qaeda.