Yesterday the Shamozai police station was surrounded by militants. The army was called in but apparently decided it was OK to suspend the operation in the evening while the police officers were still trapped inside. Unbelievable.
Thousands of Taliban besieged a police station in the area of Shamozai on Tuesday. The army was mobilised to rescue the police and break the circle of rebels, security officials said.
Clashes continued throughout the day but as dusk fell, the operation was suspended. Then, overnight, the Taliban broke into the office, kidnapped the officers and blew up the building, said Swat police chief Dilawar Khan.
Khan said the rebels kidnapped 30 policemen.
Update: it looks like 29 policemen have now been released after promising they would resign from government service.