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Pakistan expects up to 500,000 refugees from Swat

 Pakistani police officers collect evidence from the site of suicide bombing on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan Tuesday, May 5, 2009. A suicide ca...
 Local residents prepare to board into a vehicle to flee from the area in Mingora, the main of town of Pakistan Swat Valley, Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Tal...
 Local residents sit on the rooftop of a bus to flee from the area in Mingora, the main of town of Pakistan Swat Valley, Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Taliban...

Pakistan

Pakistani police officers collect evidence from the site of suicide bombing on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan Tuesday, May 5, 2009. A suicide ca...

Pakistan

Local residents prepare to board into a vehicle to flee from the area in Mingora, the main of town of Pakistan Swat Valley, Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Tal...

Pakistan

Local residents sit on the rooftop of a bus to flee from the area in Mingora, the main of town of Pakistan Swat Valley, Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Taliban...

A Pakistani minister says the government expects up to 500,000 people to flee fighting between the army and the Taliban in a northwestern valley.
Information minister for the northwest, Mian Iftikhar Hussain, says authorities are preparing six camps to accommodate those expected to flee the Swat Valley in the coming days.
Witness and officials say fighting between troops and militants broke out in Swat on Tuesday and that hundreds were fleeing.
The region had been covered by a much criticized cease-fire that has slowly broken down in recent weeks.


Updated : 2021-01-28 14:34 GMT+08:00