Pak: Video showing Taliban flogging men emerges

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Islamabad, Feb 6: After the 2009 video of the Taliban militants flogging a teenage girl sent shock waves across the world, another video showing the still persistent Taliban brutality in the tribal belts of Pakistan has emerged.

The new video, which was also shot using a mobile phone, shows the militants flogging two men and a teenage boy. The man who captured the video on Feb 3 passed it on to a scribe who occasionally provides video to Associated Press Television News.

The video was reportedly taken in the Mamozai area of the Orakzai tribal region. However, this can not be confirmed as it is considered dangerous to travel to this region.

The video essentially indicates that the militants still enjoy a strong hold in the tribal belt along the Afghanistan border despite the offensive launched by Pakistan to wipe out the militants and the US drone strikes.

The Taliban is known for meting out this kind of punishment to those who commit criminal acts such as violating the Islamic laws, and spying.

People caught committing serious crimes are allegedly killed.

In Apr 2009, the shocking video of teenage girl being flogged by Taliban in the Swat valley emerged giving the world a glimpse of the life in the North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) in Pakistan.

The girl seen begging for mercy in the video was punished for being seen in public with a man, who was not her husband.

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