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Siraj Haqqani was one of several Taliban leaders conducting secret negotiations with the government to end the fighting in northwestern Pakistan. Security forces blew up a vehicle laden with 700 kilograms of explosives in Swat. The military is investigating the cause of the helicopter crash that killed a senior general and seven members of his staff in South Waziristan. A Pakistani UAV crashed near Peshawar. Pakistan's ambassador to the US claimed Pakistani forces killed Abu Laith al Libi.
Rumors are circulating that American al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn was killed in the same airstrike in North Waziristan that killed Abu Laith al Libi. Police are searching for Ustad Rabbani, a deputy of slain Taliban leader Mullah Dadullah believed to be behind the Nov. 1, 2007 suicide attack on a Pakistan Air Force bus in Sargodha. The Taliban sent a threatening letter to the Frontier Times, which is based out of Peshawar.
A senior general, two brigadiers, and five others were killed in a helicopter crash in South Waziristan. The military freed "tribesman" in South Waziristan as the unofficial cease-fire proceeds. The military denied it is negotiating with the Taliban in South Waziristan. The Taliban declared a ceasefire in South Waziristan and Swat. The Interior Minister said a deal can be cut with Baitullah Mehsud.
The US said "vulnerabilities exist" with the security of Pakistan's nuclear weapons and al Qaeda still has a safe haven in northwestern Pakistan. Only six of the 24 districts in the Northwest Frontier Province are considered to have a "normal" security situation to allow elections. The government may launch a "search operation" to clear al Qaeda from Mardan. Police arrested three suicide bombers in Punjab province. A bombing at a hospital in Landi Kotal destroyed several computers while police defused a bomb in Peshawar.
Ten Pakistanis were killed in a suicide attack on a military bus in Rawalpindi. The captured leader of Jundullah claimed 600 suicide bombers are inside the city of Karachi. Suicide bombers have been reported to kidnap families to use them as cover to attack security forces. Police discovered 40 boxes of ammunition and 200 rockets during raids in Darra Adam Khel.
Police arrested a teenage suicide bomber and two others in Dera Ismail Khan. Security forces destroyed Taliban hideouts in Darra Adamkhel. In a soon-to-be published posthumous autobiography, Benazir Bhutto accused Osama bin Laden's son Hamza of trying to kill her.