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Stiff resistance by Swat Taliban


The Pakistani military says it has captured a Taliban stronghold in the Swat Valley, as it tries to regain control in the region.

It says it met stiff resistance before securing the town of Maalam Jabba, which it said was being used as a training centre and supply base for the Taliban.

Earlier, the Pakistani authorities said nearly 2.4m people had fled their homes in the past month due to the fighting.

Mike Sergeant reports.


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