The release of the disturbing video showing Taliban executing police staff, in the border area of Upper Dir, makes it evident that these miscreants have made the targeting of local law enforcements a priority. The Taliban want to create a vacuum by removing the security apparatus from these areas, so they could assert their own authority. It is imperative that the police in these conflict areas should be provided with the proper resources, to tackle this onslaught. The police have become easy targets at the hands of the terrorists, which has also resulted in unnerving the common citizen, spreading fear among them. YASIR HAMEED, Islamabad, July19.