Pakistani security forces dynamited the homes of Maulana Fazlullah and his spokesman Maulana Sirajuddin Dec. 6 in the Swat Valley village of Imam Dehri, North-West Frontier Province. The Maulana’s madrassa was left intact. “The fate of the controversial seminary of Maulana Fazlullah will be decided by local people,” an official said. Military authorities said soldiers seized machine-guns, pistols, hand-grenades, rocket-launchers, computers and—surprisingly—some liquor bottles. Clean-up operations are said to be underway. “The forces will chase militants out of the area,” Maj-Gen Naseer Janjua told journalists in the village. (Dawn, Pakistan, Dec. 6)
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