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Armed ‘students’ — equipped among other things with rocket-launchers — overran Miranshah in Pakistan’s North Waziristan area, setting ‘dozens of houses ablaze’ and killing 17 ‘highwaymen’.
Eyewitnesses said that the seminary students later set fire to the highwaymenâ€™s houses after evacuating the women and children. On Wednesday morning, the students carried off the bodies of five of the highwaymen from the Miranshah Town Committee without any resistance from the civil administration.
The bodies were hung from electricity poles with cigarettes and currency notes stuffed into their mouths, symbolising their lust for money and a luxurious life. A dog was chained to one body to insult him, and the students refused to allow the bodiesâ€™ burial. According to Islamic burial rules, a dead body has to be buried within 24 hours. [DT]