Food supplies cut to subdue militants in NW Pakistan

Pakistani troops have cut food supplies to pro-Taliban militants mounting an uprising in a northwestern valley, as they targeted rebel positions on Friday to flush them out of their strongholds, officials said. Troops have clashed with fighters led by radical Islamist cleric Maulana Fazlullah in the scenic Swat valley of North West Frontier Province for weeks. More than 300 people have been killed since October, nearly half of them in the last week. “All the checkposts set up on routes leading to militant (controlled) areas have been ordered not to allow any food items,” said Major Amjad Iqbal, a military spokesman. Full Story

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