Shelling ends Taliban control of PTV booster in Bajaur
KHAR: Security forces on Tuesday pounded Taliban positions after militants seized a Pakistan Television booster in Bajaur Agency, authorities said. Bajaur Scouts troops used artillery to bomb a hilltop in the Koi Sar area where armed Taliban had taken control of the booster, a local journalist said by telephone from Khar.
The Taliban withdrew after the artillery shelling, the authorities said. Armed Taliban had taken control of the booster in Bajaur on Monday. Tribal elders held a series of talks with the Taliban on Monday and Tuesday in a jirga formed to try to win back control of the device but the militants had refused to renounce their hold of the device.