Pakistan: Ceasefire in Swat collapses

Click here: Dawn – Ceasefire in Swat collapses

Security forces used helicopter gunships to attack militants’ positions as a tenuous ceasefire in effect in troubled Swat areas since Monday collapsed on Wednesday. There were no independent reports about casualties but a spokesman for the militants told Dawn that their two fighters had been killed and 11 others injured.

…The ceasefire collapsed when militants torched a police post in Gwalerai and escaped with a van. They also attacked a dispensary of women health workers and took away two vehicles. A police station in Kabbal came under rocket attack on Tuesday night. Five rockets were fired on the camp of a paramilitary force and a bomb went off outside the camp of the Frontier Reserve Police in Saidu Sharif, damaging its outer wall. A senior government official in Peshawar said the security forces had to respond with force after overnight incidents.

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