A teenage boy trapped alone in an orphanage commandeered by soldiers in Pakistan's war-torn Swat Valley has described his terrifying ordeal.
"The situation outside is extremely bad and scary," said the boy, who is identified by his teachers using his first name Ubaid. "All the time I hear shooting and shelling."
About 50 orphans and 20 teachers and administrators escaped the Khpal Kor Foundation orphanage in the Swat district capital of Mingora over the past week. The last group of children fled last Sunday, walking an estimated 40 kilometers (25 miles) as there were no cars available. Read full article »