Local villagers in Pakistan's Dir district, bordering Afghanistan, are worried by an increasing number of attacks by armed fighters.
They say the Pakistani Taliban have systematically been attacking and destroying schools in the area. Local businesses are also suffering.
Locals say the Pakistani military needs to do more to protect them.
In this exclusive report, Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder explains how the villagers have been forced to defend themselves.
Source: Al Jazeera