Now, Taliban captures Mingora in Swat

May 5th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Rawalpindi, May 5 (ANI): Defying the Swat peace accord and calls for truce, the Taliban have now established its control over the largest city of the Swat Valley, Mingora.

“The city is in complete control of the Taliban, who say they are taking positions to guard the local population,” the Daily Times quoted a local resident, as saying.

According to sources, shops and other business places in the region remained closed, as curfew has been imposed by the army.

Both the security forces and the Taliban have set up checkposts on roads leading to Mingora, sources said.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the security forces were trying hard to contain the ever advancing extremists.

“The security forces are still exercising restraint to honour the peace agreement,” ISPR officials said.

Meanwhile, the Taliban torched the house of the deputy superintendent of the police in Kumber region and blew up a government high school building in Tandoodhag area. (ANI)

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