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.
“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.”
“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.”
“Members of the militia - or "lashkar" - were filling their vehicles at a petrol station when the bomb exploded.”
“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.”
“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”
“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.”
“The army is hoping that a traditional militia from the tribe, known as a lashkar, will fight alongside it.”
“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.”
“The volunteer militia, called a lashkar, initially felt confident enough to refuse help from the Pakistani Army.”
“Khan was leader of Mamond tribal 'lashkar' (army), who have launched a drive to expel militants from their areas.”
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