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A group of seven "militants" took more than 250 children hostage at a school while attempting to escape from police forces in Bannu. The men later turned the children over and surrendered to a tribal jirga. The government denied al Qaeda operative Rashid Rauf is secretly in custody. The military is repairing the Kohat Tunnel and said it recovered the supply trucks seized by the Taliban.
The military captured 50 Taliban suspects in Swat. The bodies of three of 13 soldiers captured by the Taliban in South Waziristan were found near Ladha. The Taliban killed three paramilitary troops in Orakzai and executed a "US spy" in Mohmand. The Taliban extended the cease-fire in North Waziristan until Feb. 10.
Two civilians were killed in attacks in Bajaur agency. Police detained three teachers and a Taliban commander in Swat. A Mehsud tribal jirga demanded an end to the military operation in South Waziristan. The military is searching the mountains of South Waziristan for Baitullah Mehsud, a military spokesman said, while two soldiers were killed in rocket attacks. An unconfirmed report said Baitullah was dismissed as Pakistani Taliban leader by Mullah Omar.