Tribal militia blocks Taliban supply routes

A `lashkar` or tribal militia on Saturday blocked all supply routes used by the Taliban in the restive Orakzai tribal region.

Updated: May 08, 2010, 17:18 PM IST

Peshawar: A `lashkar` or tribal militia
on Saturday blocked all supply routes used by the Taliban in the
restive Orakzai tribal region and asked people to avoid
travelling to areas dominated by the militants.

The head of the lashkar, Mir Ajab Khan alias Mast
Boda, ordered the closure of all supply used by Taliban
fighters in Orakzai Agency and deployed his men at key entry
and exit points.

Khan urged people to avoid travelling in areas
dominated by the militants for security reasons.

In a separate development, Taliban militants targeted
security forces with mortars in Shahokhel area of Hangu
district.

Sources said the militants fired mortar shells from
Kasha area in Orakzai Agency.

PTI