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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