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Benazir Bhutto ruled out discussions with Musharraf as she was placed under a seven-day house arrest. NWFP Governor Orakzai said the military did not exchange Taliban leaders for captured soldiers. Orakzai also said the situation in the tribal areas was conducive for holding elections. Upwards of 800 Taliban are active in Swat, said a government official. A solider was wounded in an IED attack in Miramshah, North Waziristan.
Pakistan warned against attempts to seize its nuclear weapons. The Commonwealth threatened to suspend Pakistan's membership. The Pakistani army has taken control of Swat operations; four were killed in a helicopter attack. Security forces captured a "top militant" in Swat who sheltered al Qaeda fighters. Fazlullah's men captured a rival cleric. A bomb destroyed a superstore in Dera Ismail Khan.
President Musharraf said elections will be held the first week of January. Benazir Bhutto said deposed Chief Justice Chaudhry is the real leader of the Supreme Court. Three British journalists were ordered to leave for "foul and abusive" language against Pakistan and the government. Seven soldiers, including two officers, are missing in Swat; the Taliban claimed they have been captured.