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Pakistani women from the Bajur tribal region wait for their children at a school run by UNICEF at the Katcha Garhi refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, March 25, 2009. On the same day, Pakistani police fired assault rifles and tear gas to end a protest not far from the camp by people displaced by a military operation against Taliban militants. At least one person was shot dead, though police denied responsibility. More than 500,000 people have fled the fighting in the Bajur and Mohmand tribal area to camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (AP)
In recent months the Taliban have expanded their reach inside Pakistan, imposing strict Islamic law there and exacting harsh punishment on those who disobey.
On Friday the Obama administration is expected to roll out its new strategy for combating the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is expected to place a greater emphasis on dealing with problems in the two countries collectively.
Today the State Department’s Rewards for Justice program offered a $1 million reward for information leading to the location or capture of Abu Yahya al-Libi, a key al Qaeda propaganda figure from Libya who is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan or Pakistan.