Militias, Because Sometimes You Just Have to Do It Yourself

Officials in northwest Pakistan say more than 1,000 villagers are attacking suspected Taliban militants in the Upper Dir district, in a third day of violence aimed at avenging Friday’s deadly suicide bombing at a local mosque.

Local officials said Monday at least 1,200 villagers from the area have joined a citizens’ militia, known as a “lashkar,” which has killed at least nine militants and has set fire to 20 homes of Taliban fighters.

Officials say militia members have pushed the Taliban out of at least three villages and are surrounding two other villages known as Taliban strongholds.

Pakistani Villagers Kill 9 Taliban After Mosque Blast

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