BBC: Pakistan tribesmen battle Taliban

BBC reports today that

Hundreds of tribesmen are continuing an offensive against Taliban militants in north-west Pakistan, officials say.

At least 11 Taleban are said to have been killed in the three-day offensive.

It follows the bombing of a mosque on Friday which killed 38 people in Upper Dir district. Villagers blamed the bombing on Taliban fighters.

Nearby Swat valley has been the scene of heavy fighting between the Pakistani military and Taliban militants. Upper Dir has also seen sporadic clashes.

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