Monday, June 01, 2009

Taliban Kidnaps Students

I know, let's let these people run a country!

Taliban militants ambushed a convoy of vehicles carrying at least 400 students, staff and relatives from a boys' school Monday, taking dozens _ possibly hundreds _ captive in northwestern Pakistan, officials said.

Police were negotiating for the captives' release following the brazen abduction _ part of a string of militant actions in Pakistan's tribal belt that the army believes is partly aimed at distracting the military from its offensive against the Taliban in the Swat Valley. The militants were said to be armed with rockets, grenades and automatic weapons.

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