22 Apr 2009

Taliban expand control in Pakistan

7:34 am on 22 April 2009

The head of Pakistan's interior ministry has confirmed that the Taliban has taken control of another part of the country.

The acknowledgement comes a week after a peace deal in the Swat region, where Sharia law has been introduced to try to end an insurgency there.

The Taliban has now moved into the Buner district and taken over mosques and government offices. Buner is only about 100km from the capital, Islamabad.

The Taliban say they will not lay down their arms until Sharia law is in place in all of Pakistan.