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The Taliban freed the Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistan after three months of captivity. The Army is withdrawing from strategic positions in South Waziristan. The Taliban and the military are exchanging prisoners. The Taliban beheaded a soldier in Bajaur.
Pakistani politicians admit they are not concerned with ending attacks in Afghanistan that originate in Pakistan. Pakistani troops have begun to withdraw from South Wazirstan. Sufi Muhammad, the recently released leader of the TNSM, will push for sharia law throughout Pakistan.
US and Pakistani intelligence officials said the Bajaur attack was directed at a "high-value target an Arab" planned attacks outside of Pakistan. Taliban leader Faqir Mohammad said the attack would not derail the peace negotiations. Numerous Pakistani political parties condemned the strike. The Taliban fired rockets at a military check post in Peshawar. A Taliban commander was killed in a dispute in Kurram.
A missile strike targeted a Taliban commander's compound in Bajaur; more than 14 have been reported killed. The Army is swapping prisoners with Baitullah Mehsud. The government claimed a breakthrough in talks with the Taliban in Swat; 30 students of a madrassa were detained for "militancy." The Taliban beheaded a "US spy" in Miramshah, North Waziristan. Music shop owners in Quetta have been threatened by the Taliban. A Moroccan and a Yemeni prince are being deported for links to al Qaeda.
Fight continues in Darra Adam Khel as the Indus Highway remains closed due to Taliban attacks. A soldier was killed in a mortar and rocket attack on a check post in Bajaur. During peace talks in Sawt, the Taliban distributed pamphlets asking the government, military, and people of Pakistan to join hands with the Taliban against the United States. Maulana Abdul Aziz, the former leader of the Red Mosque, was granted bail in 26 of 27 cases.
The PML-N has quit the government after its attempts to reinstate judges dismissed by President Musharraf failed. The provincial government of the Northwest Frontier Province has entered a cease-fire with Mullah Fazlullah's Taliban in Swat. The Army deployed tanks in Darra Adam Khel after the Taliban closed the Indus Highway. The Taliban destroyed a electricity tower in Peshawar and issued a warning for NGOs to halt activity in Kohat. Pakistan has been readmitted to the Commonwealth.