Page last updated at 09:13 GMT, Friday, 3 April 2009 10:13 UK

'Taleban flogging of girl' filmed

Mobile phone footage showing suspected members of the Pakistani Taleban flogging a teenage girl is being circulated in Pakistan. The recording strengthens fears that the provincial government has capitulated to militants in the north- western Swat valley.

It has agreed to implement Sharia law there as part of a peace deal. The video shows men who appear to be from the Pakistani Taleban holding down the girl and hitting her with a strap for about two minutes.

The source of the footage has not been verified by the BBC.


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