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Mullah Omar ordered the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan to stop "slaughtering" spies. Two policemen, two Taliban fighters, and two civilians were killed in a clash in Mardan. Baitullah Mehsud offered to stop terror attacks in exchange for the release of his men; the government denied negotiating with Baitullah. The military captured five Taliban fighters in Swat while eight of Fazlullah's aides were released on bail. An assessment stated the Taliban is operating in 18 hideouts in Swat.
A suicide bomber killed six security forces during an attack in Mir Ali, North Waziristan. The military recovered some of the ammunition seized by the Taliban in Darra Adam Khel. A Pakistan Air Force truck was damaged in an IED attack while traveling between airbases outside Peshawar. The Kohat Tunnel is being reopened to light traffic.
The bodies of 13 paramilitary troops kidnapped by the Taliban last week in Darra Adam Khel have been found; the military said the city has been cleared. Three Taliban fighter were killed when their explosives detonated prematurely in Peshawar; two rockets were fired on the city. Four civilians were wounded after a helicopter attacked civilians fleeing the fighting; the military disputes the claim. Eighteen tribes in Orakzai claimed to have banded together to fight the Taliban.