After Drag Queens Are Beaten Up… Villagers Attack Taliban
Everyone has their limit…
Villagers near Abdulkhel, Pakistan could take it no longer.
After the Taliban beat up the local drag queens, shaved their heads and took their instruments… It was on!
That was the last straw.
The fighting that ensued lasted for hours:
Clashes between militants and villagers in the Dhoda-Shah Hasankhel area on Thursday morning left two people injured. About a dozen people were taken hostage by the militants.
Sources said a group of Taliban militants had beaten up some transvestite dancers, shaved their heads and broken their musical instruments near Abdulkhel as they were going to the Dhoda village to perform at a wedding on Wednesday night.
Villagers decided to take revenge by raising a Lashkar against the Taliban, the sources said.
Light and heavy weapons were used and the Taliban also fired rockets during the clash which lasted for several hours.
The Taliban took 12 villagers hostage. Five of them were later freed while the others were in the custody of the Taliban till late evening, according to the administrator of a seminary, Hafiz Amanullah Khan.
A heavy contingent of police and Frontier Constabulary personnel reached the area.
A ceasefire was brokered by some local ulema who held talks with village elders and the Taliban.
ADN Kronos is also reporting this story.
Jeff Goldstein adds “Don’t mess with our musical trannies.”