Topic: Upper Dir
Protests outside US embassies in Afghanistan and Indonesia turned violent this weekend, as protesters in Pakistan burned a press club and a government building, all in response to a low-budget film that mocks Islam's Prophet Muhammed.
The bloody attack showed the threat still posed by the Pakistani Taliban, despite army offensives.
Tribal elder Khan rallied his lashkar, or minutemen, to repulse a Taliban attack near the Afghan border last week. He says his and other lashkars could help the government hold recently cleared turf if they received more backing.
06/07/2011 10:23 am
A new militia is targeting militants in revenge for a mosque bombing Friday. Some say it could be a turning of the tide in public sentiment, driven by recent Army successes.
06/07/2009 01:00 am
Militants suspended peace talks with the government as troops continued an offensive in the Dir district.
04/28/2009 01:00 am