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Rumors persist that Swat Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah was killed in a artillery barrage. The Taliban killed one security agent and kidnapped three in South Waziristan. Eleven mortars were fired at a military base in Peshawar. The Army may deploy to the Northwest Frontier Province district of Peshawar, Kohat, Hangu, and Dera Ismail Khan.
Nine leaders in Taliban commander Maulvi Nazir's group were killed in South Waziristan; Nazir is blaming Baitullah Mehsud. Five Christians abducted while passing through South Waziristan have been freed. Eight soldiers and two civilians were wounded in a suicide bombing in Swat. The Taliban wounded four Scouts during at attack in Mohmand.
The Taliban killed eight tribal leaders in South Wazirstan. The military has launched a new offensive in the Upper Swat valley; two checkpoints were established in Matta. Maulana Fazlullah called for attacks on the military on his FM radio station while a suicide bomber wounded three soldiers in Swat. The Taliban destroyed an oil depot in Kohat. Five suicide bombers were arrested near Sargodha.
A family of six was killed by army artillery fire in Swat. An aide to Maulana Fazlullah was captured in Swat as the army surveys the location for a base in the district. The Taliban bombed a music shop in Peshawar. The military rejected the idea of allowing US attacks in the Northwest Frontier Province. Several analysts believe military operations in the Waziristans will begin now that Orkazai is no longer governor of the NWFP.
The Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies stated there were 1,503 terrorist attacks resulting in 3,448 people killed and 5,353 injured during 2007. The Pakistani Taliban threatened to launch strikes in the Northwest Frontier Province if the government fails to end operations in Swat and South Waziristan. At least 10 Pakistanis have been killed in army artillery attacks in Swat. The Taliban mortared a military base in Tank. The governor of the NWFP has resigned.
Officers from Scotland Yard have begun to probe Benazir Bhutto's assassination. The new leader of the Lal Masjid said Bhutto's son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is now a "target." Three of the 70 Taliban fighters detained in Swat have been identified as Maulana Fazlullah's lieutenants. Yesterday's airstrikes in South Waziristan targeted Baitullah Mehsud's hideouts in Sara Rogha. Intelligence indicates seven suicide bombers have entered Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
President Musharraf said there is no chance of nuclear weapons falling in the wrong hands or for Islamists to seize power. General Kiyani called for national support to fight extremism. The military killed 10 Taliban fighters in South Waziristan and detained 44 Taliban fighters in Swat. The Taliban threatened to attack in Kohistan if the military did not end operations in Swat. Eight Pakistanis were killed in sectarian violence in Kurram agency.