6/10/2010

Millions of residents in Pakistan's tribal areas face rights abuses from the Taliban, enabled by a lack of protection from the government, Amnesty International charges in a report. Beyond restrictions on access to education, movement and speech, civilians in the area find themselves placed in physical danger during armed confrontations by the Taliban and the government, the group adds. Militants attempt to camouflage themselves among local residents and Pakistani security forces do little to avoid civilian casualties, the report says.

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