ACCORDING to reports coming in from ISPR, the militants in Bhia valley have killed 18 of their own fighters while making a retreat during an Army operation against them. Since these combatants were wounded and could not be moved to a 'safe' place, the commander of militants reportedly ordered that they be killed. This is an extreme act and appears to have been caused by desperation because, probably, the commander apprehended that the injured could fall into the hands of Pakistan Army and divulge some secrets. Even in a war, the wounded are supposed to be treated. Acts of the sort are a far cry from the militant claims that they were fighting for Sharia in the valley of Swat. What is more, the spate of the deadly bomb attacks throughout the country is not something that would lend credibility to the movement as having any link with Islam. In fact, these acts are entirely un-Islamic.