Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A camp of the native Indian regiments.
  • n. A body of Afridi soldiers: so used in English newspaper accounts of the Afridi campaign, 1897.

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Examples

  • Provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that attack was a "reaction to the successes" of an anti-Taliban militia, known as a lashkar, in Badhber.

    Pakistan Suicide Bombing In Mosque Kills At Least 50 People

  • After the blast, enraged villagers formed a militia, known as a lashkar, of about 500 men to expel the militants from the area, said the top government official in the region.

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  • Members of the militia - or "lashkar" - were filling their vehicles at a petrol station when the bomb exploded.

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  • The spokesman suggested the victims may have been targeted because most of them belonged to the Salarzai tribe, which was among the first to set up a militia - known as a lashkar - to fight the Taliban in 2008.

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  • Tariq suggested that the victims were targeted because most belonged to the Salarzai tribe, which was among the first to set up a militia - known as a lashkar - to fight the Taliban in

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  • Villagers formed a militia, known as a lashkar, to confront the Taliban and eight of the insurgents were killed in a clash on Tuesday, police said.

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  • The army is hoping that a traditional militia from the tribe, known as a lashkar, will fight alongside it.

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  • In a meeting with the top Pakistani official for the tribal areas, elders of the area's Mehsud clan refused a request to form a traditional militia, known as a lashkar, to battle the Taliban who've taken over their territory.

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  • The volunteer militia, called a lashkar, initially felt confident enough to refuse help from the Pakistani Army.

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  • Khan was leader of Mamond tribal 'lashkar' (army), who have launched a drive to expel militants from their areas.

    Tribal chief among 5 killed in Pak blast

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