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The leader of President Musharraf's political party was defeated during today's elections. For updates on the election results by province and part, see Dawn's 2008 Election Results page. Twenty-three Pakistanis were killed and more than 200 wound in election-day violence.
A grand jirga of 286 tribal elders called for the reinstatement of the 2006 North Waziristan Accord. Nine Pakistanis were killed and 36 wounded in violence one day before elections. The death toll in the Feb. 16 suicide attack in Parachinar, Kurram rose to 47 as polls in the city were canceled. Baitullah Mehsud planned and financed the asassination of Benazir Bhutto, investigators say.
A suicide bombing outside a Pakistan People's Party political office in Kurram agency killed 37 and wounded over 100. A suicide bomber killed two and wounded 14 in an attack on an Army media center in Swat. Eight polling booths were bombed in Bajaur. Seventy-five Taliban surrendered in Swat. Police arrested a suicide bomber in Hyderbad.
Police in Sindh province arrested "ex-members of different banned militant outfits who had now formed a new group" and were planning attacks against political leaders in the city of Karachi. Police arrested six Taliban fighters in Swat. German police arrested a Pakistani man for traveling to the tribal areas to provide funding for the Taliban in Afghanistan.
An IED attack against a convoy in Bajaur killed a major and two soldiers and wounded two. Ten paramilitary troops were arrested for negligence in the disappearance of Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan. A Taliban group called al Hizb has formed in the Darra Adam Khel region and vowed to attack rival Taliban and security forces. The military has deployed 81,000 soldiers to provide security for the Feb. 18 election.
The Taliban denied kidnapping Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan one day after offering a trade for former Taliban commander Mansoor Dadullah. Four Pakistanis were killed and seven wounded in a car bomb attack targeting an MMA leader. The Taliban attacked a fort in Bajaur agency. Politicians are working to get former Lal Masjid chief cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz released from custody.
The Taliban will exchange the kidnapped ambassador to Afghanistan for Mansoor Dadullah. Two nuclear officials were kidnapped in Dera Ismail Khan. Soldiers killed a Taliban fighter as he was preparing to attack them in Tank. The military captured 15 Taliban in Swat.