Taliban Announce Cease-Fire In Pakistan's Swat

A Taliban spokesman says the militants will adhere to a 10-day cease-fire in Pakistan's Swat Valley during peace talks with the government.

The announcement Sunday by Muslim Khan comes a day after the Taliban in Swat freed a Chinese engineer held captive for nearly six months.

Khan says he was freed as a goodwill gesture.

Swat was once a tourist haven and is now largely controlled by

The peace talks so far appear to be focusing on introducing elements of an Islamic judicial system in Swat and surrounding areas.

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  • by Amjad on Feb 16, 2009 at 09:07 AM
    I think its a good move towards peace on the Vally because the situation is too bad.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Feb 16, 2009 at 03:32 AM
    Want to bet the Taliban breaks the cease-fire before ten days? They are only regrouping (lesson learned in 'Nam). Keep the heat on!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2009 at 04:40 PM
    They are waiting to see where the $787 billion economic stimulus package is going.

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