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Pakistan imposes sanctions on tribesmen over militants

Pakistani authorities have closed thousands of shops belonging to local tribesmen in the main South Waziristan town of Wana in retaliation for their failure to hand over Al-Qaeda-linked fighters, officials said. The move came as 59 people were arrested for not seizing foreign militants believed hiding in the tribal area bordering Afghanistan. “We have arrested 59 people … including the 13 arrested on Saturday,” security commander for tribal areas Brigadier Mehmood Shah told AFP on Sunday. Most of the arrested are tribal leaders, he said. “It is just the beginning. We will arrest more,” Shah said. Paramilitary troops have also been deployed in the area and barricades erected on all roads to restrict the movement of people and goods, an AFP reporter saw. Full Story

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