Against the "Islamic militants" that is. London's Guardian Unlimited reports:
Eight tribal leaders attempting to broker a ceasefire in Pakistan's dangerous north-west province have been shot dead by suspected Islamic militants in eight separate killings.Somehow I don't think the tribes who have resisted all sorts of authority up to this point are going to now peacefully submit to whoever just killed these leaders.
The assassinations began late on Sunday night and continued into the early hours of Monday morning, according to a statement from a security official and the military.
The eight tribal leaders were scheduled to meet each other on Monday in Wana to discuss plans to achieve peace between between security forces and insurgents.