An angry, armed mob attacked five villages and destroyed 20 houses suspected to belong to Taliban forces. Seven Taliban fighters were killed in the surge and the villagers now occupy three villages and are attempting to push the Taliban out of the other two.
More bombs exploded in Pakistan today, this time in the busy city of Peshawar. Two separate attacks were executed, one near a military checkpoint where a suicide bomber detonated himself and killed four soldiers and the other, in a busy market, where two motorcycles carrying time bombs exploded to kill six and injure 70, according to bomb disposal squad chief Shafqat Malik, BBC reports.
PakistanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Swat Valley has become the site of yet another humanitarian crisis as nearly half a million inhabitants flee in efforts to escape the battle between the Taliban and government troops, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).