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More than 10 were killed in the second day of fighting between Lashkar-e-Islam and the Ansar-ul-Islam in Khyber agency. Sixteen Christians kidnapped yesterday in Khyber have been freed. One person was killed and two wounded in a bombing outside a CD shop in Malakand. The Taliban bombed a music shop in Kohat and a cinema in Mardan. The Taliban in Mohmand ordered women to wear burqas.
Twenty-nine were killed in clashes between the Lashkar-e-Islam and Ansar-ul-Islam in Kurram. Twenty-five Christians were kidnapped in Peshawar. Police in Charsadda arrested 15 journalists for reporting on the Taliban. The Pakistani government wants to fight the war against terrorism, but not inside Pakistan, said the Prime Minister's adviser.
Fifty-eight percent of Pakistanis support negotiations with the Taliban; 50 percent support negotiations with al Qaeda. The Northwest Frontier Province government is fighting to save the Swat peace accord but said it would not allow the Taliban to take over Peshawar. The Taliban warned truck drivers to stop transporting supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Nineteen civilians and six Taliban were killed after the Taliban ambushed and looted a convoy in Kurram. Four Pakistani soldiers were killed by Kashmiri terrorists as they crossed the Line of Control. The Swat Taliban said it would suspend the peace agreement if its prisoners were not released. Peshawar business leaders said they are concerned about the Taliban's encroachment on Peshawar. Police arrested the "mastermind" of the attack on the Danish embassy.
The Interior Secretary for the Northwest Frontier Province said the Taliban is moving on Peshawar. Four US Army helicopter engines went missing as they were being transported through Pakistan. The US is sending four F-16 fighters to Paksitan. An Air Force squadron leader has been kidnapped.
Baitullah Mehsud has an estimated 150,000 fighters under his command, said Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam leader Shah Abdul Aziz. The Taliban in Swat threatened to end the cease-fire if progress is not made on enforcing the peace agreement. Swat police allowed a suicide bomber to escape. The Kohat Taliban warned women to wear burqas.
The government denied an airstrike occurred in Makeen in South Waziristan. Mohmand Taliban warned the Pakistani government to end ties with the US or face war. Four Pakistanis were killed and three wounded in a bombing at a Shia mosque in Dera Ismail Khan. The Taliban killed a tribal elder in Darra Adam Khel after accusing him of being a US spy. A suspected suicide bomber escaped after a shootout with police in Mingora.
Prime Minister Gilani warned Afghanistan not to interfere inside the tribal areas after President Karzai threatened to attack the Taliban inside Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban threatened to boost attacks inside Afghanistan. General McNeill, the outgoing US commander in Afghanistan, questioned the effectiveness and loyalty of Pakistani troops. The government inserted requirements for the Taliban to stop cross-border raids and eject al Qaeda into the current draft of a peace agreement in South Waziristan. The Taiban killed five Pakistanis in a land mine blast in Peshawar.
According to reports, a US missile strike targeted Baitullah Mehsud in Makeen in South Waziristan. The Taliban killed a pro-government tribal leader and four family members in North Waziristan. The Taliban in Mohmand suspended talks with the government. Five men, including a polio official, were kidnapped in Mohmand. The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazul) political party has declared jihad against the US.
The US has invited Pakistan to join in on a probe investigating the June 10 cross-border attack in the Mohmand region. The Taliban killed five tribesmen accused of being "US spies." Seven Taliban fighters were freed from jail in Swat. The leader of the Taliban in Hangu met with the local government to discuss crime in the region. The three major tribes in North Waziristan are discussing the security situation with the government.
Pakistan condemned the US and Afghan Army cross-border attack against Taliban forces in Mohmand agency. The US military said it warned Pakistan the fighting was underway. The Taliban executed a female "US spy" and "prostitute" in Bajaur. Ten Taliban fighters from Swat were released from jail.
An unconfirmed report indicates the US may have carried out a strike in Mohmand; fighting between the Taliban and the Afghan Army was reported in the same region. The government backed down from a claim that the Swat peace deal has ended. A bombing in North Waziristan wounded two. An Internet cafe was bombed in Peshawar.
The central government said the Swat peace agreement is suspended; the Taliban and the provincial government disagree. Baitullah Mehsud threatened to turn Pakistan's cities into battlefields. Four policemen were wounded in a bombing that purportedly targeted Sufi Muhammad. More Taliban are scheduled to be released from jail.
The Taliban warned the government to abide by the terms of the peace agreements or it will carry out attacks. The leader of the Taliban in Mohmand said the government is not serious about peace talks. Peshawar is turning into a "walled city" due to security measures.
The North Waziristan peace agreement allows al Qaeda to shelter in the tribal agency. Five paramilitaries soldiers were kidnapped in Darra Adam Khel. The government freed seven Taliban prisoner in Swat. US Predators were reported to be flying in North Waziristan.
The government has released 64 Taliban leaders and fighters detained during operations in Swat. An IED attack killed four Pakistanis, including two policemen, in Dera Ismail Khan. The Taliban bombed a girls' school in Dir Bala.
The military will withdraw from the Mehsud tribal areas in South Waziristan if the Taliban releases captive soldiers. The government claimed it is negotiating with the tribes, not the Taliban or al Qaeda. Three cars packed with explosives were found in Rawalpindi; four suspects were arrested. The Taliban tortured and killed a paramilitary soldier in Bajaur while security forces killed a Taliban leader. Two police, two civilians, and a Taliban fighter were wounded during a clash in Nowshera.
Pakistan has suffered more that 250 bombing attacks this year; more than 200 people were killed and 700 wounded in the 27 mass-casualty attacks. The Taliban bombed CD shops in North Waziristan and Kohat; three were killed in the Kohat bombings. The government freed 75 Taliban prisoners from Malakand. Peshawar's police chief said the Taliban will soon be in control of the district. The Taliban established jails and courts in Mohmand.
Pakistani officials said the bombing at the Danish embassy may have been carried out by the Taliban and "was part of widespread outrage throughout the Islamic world against publishing blasphemous caricatures" of the Prophet Mohammed. Seven civilians were killed in a landmine explosion in Kurran agency. Security was increased in Peshawar after extremists sent threatening letters to movie theater owners.
A car bomb outside the Danish embassy in Islamabad killed eight and wounded more than 30 Pakistanis. Norway and Sweden have closed their embassies. The Taliban reported a missile strike on a home in North Waziristan; no one was killed. Haji Khanan, a close lieutenant of Mullah Nazir, was killed in Dera Ismail Khan. A paramilitary soldier was wounded in an attack on a checkpoint in Swat. Taliban activities have increased in Nowshera.