Pakistan: Why Swat locals are angry with both the military and the Taliban
16 October 2022 | 5:42 pm
A deadly attack on a school van in Pakistan's Swat Valley has sparked fears of a resurgence in Taliban activity in the region. Thousands have protested against the possible return of a militant presence to Swat.
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