Swat valley “Awakening” townspeople fend off Taliban encroachment
Obama should take credit for the “resistance” movement against the Taliban. MSM will be all over it.
Pakistanis in Swat town fend off Taliban
ISLAMABAD: Armed residents confronted a group of Taliban fighters and foiled their attempt to sneak into a town in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, the
focus of a major military offensive against the insurgency, an official said Thursday. The attempted infiltration in Kalam indicated militants are feeling pinched by the army and are seeking new shelter, while the rare local resistance on Wednesday suggested growing public confidence in an anti-Taliban operation supported by the United States.
Deputy mayor Shamshad Haqqai told that 50 Taliban fighters tried to enter Kalam, but that armed residents quickly gathered to fight them off. They captured eight militants amid a shootout and were expecting another attack, Haqqai said.
“We will not allow Taliban to come here,” he said. Kalam has about 50,000 residents.