Pro-Taliban militants siege police post in Swat

November 14th, 2007 - 2:59 am ICT by admin  
According to police unknown persons blasted off a vacant police post in Tulligram area.

Meanwhile, in Charbagh village near Mingora local Taliban has besieged a police post after which security forces and Taliban took positions in the area.

Security forces fired over local Taliban in Kabal bazaar increasing tension in the area.

Police and paramilitary troops set up security posts and bunkers protected by sandbags near Frontier House in Kabal, a small town near Mingora.

Meanwhile, militants quit police post in Charbagh village and returned to their hideouts, sources said. Local Taliban have also ended siege of Shahdera police post in tehsil Kabal after talks with Nazim of Shahdera Iftikhar Khan and local notables.

The main bazaar in Kabal was closed, the town was tense and residents were told not to venture out of their homes, although no curfew has officially been declared, The News reported.

Earlier, Pro-Taliban militants beheaded two more security personnel and killed seven civilians in apparent reprisals for an army attack in Mingora, the district headquarters of Swat the NWFP.

A spokesman for pro-Taliban cleric Maulana Fazlullah warned that there would be no peace in Swat until enforcement of Islamic rule.

The decapitated bodies of four security personnel were found on October 26.

“Two more policemen were beheaded on Saturday and also seven civilians,” NWFP Home Secretary Badshah Gul Wazir said.

Wazir described the executions as a militant ploy to “terrorise” the people. (ANI)

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