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The Taliban demanded the release of 12 terrorists, including Sufi Mohammed, Abdul Aziz, and three men behind the assassiantion of Benazir Bhutto in exchange for the ambassador to Afghanistan. The Awami National Party is in talks with the TNSM. The United Kinddom supports talks with the Taliban in Paksitan. The Taliban publicly executed three men in South Waziristan.
Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan, who went missing in February in the Khyber region, appeared on Arabic television saying he was being held by the Taliban and urged Islamabad to meet their demands. Islamist commander Maulana Faqir Mohammad offered shelter to Osama Bin Laden and Mullah Omar if they ask for it. American drones reportedly resumed flights over North and South Waziristan on Friday.
The US will limit attacks in Pakistan and provide $7 billion for counterterrorism operations as part of its new strategy with the new government. The Pakistani Taliban agreed to implement sharia law in Mohmand agency at the end of its two-day conference. Two police and two children were wounded in shootings in Swat. Nine Taliban were detained in Swat.
Twenty were killed during clashes between the Lashkar-e-Islam and a tribe in Khyber agency. The Taliban kidnapped nine security personnel in Khyber. A tribal jirga in South Waziristan secured the release of Taliban commanders. Four Taliban and al Qaeda operatives were arrested.
The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan said it would stop fighting the government if negotiations are successful. The Taliban also started a two-day conference in Mohmand Agency. The Lashkar-e-Islam sent threatening letters to factory owners demanding they shut down their business.
The bodies of two Frontier Corps paramilitaries and one soldier missing during the fighting last year in South Waziristan were recovered. Eight more Pakistanis were killed in sectarian fighting in Kurram agency; 35 have been killed during the past eight days.
Tribal clashes in Kurram agency resulted in 14 killed and 30 wounded. Al Qaeda moved five suicide bombers into Lahore, the Interior Ministry said. The government of the Northwest Frontier Province has launched its peace initiative in Swat. The Taliban said the peace plan is at risk after the government seized a Taliban complex in Swat.