After a week-long interval American B-52 bombers again delivered strikes on the cave shelters and arms depots of the Taliban north of Kandahar. As the state radio of Pakistan says, at the same time the US Marines are continuing to comb caves in the Tora Bora area in search of terrorists hiding there. Besides that, during the raid carried out in the Meervice hospital the day before eight Arab mercenaries from the Al-Qaeda organisation who were staying there were arrested. During the arrest the militants offered armed resistance. Four wounded terrorists escaped. Pashtoon militiamen have turned over another 40 arrested foreigners, members of Al-Qaeda, to the Kabul authorities.