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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.
[UPDATE 2] A missile strike killed 12 Taliban in Khushali Tari Khel, North Waziristan as negotiations for a new North Waziristan Accord are underway. Baitullah Mehsud appointed Faqir Muhammad the chief negotiator for the Pakistani Taliban. The government admits it is fighting an insurgency in the tribal areas. Five members of Jundallah and two policemen were killed in a shootout in Karachi. Fifty Taliban were reported killed during the three-day battle in Darra Adam Khel. The military regained control of a fort in Swat.
The government is renegotiating the North Waziristan Accord with the Taliban. The Afghan Taliban denied Baitullah Mehsud has been dismissed. President Musharraf claimed the tribal areas have been largely cleared of the Taliban. The military retook a fort captured by the Taliban in Swat over three months ago. A policeman was beheaded in Swat. The seven "gunmen" who held children hostage in a school in Bannu have been set free.