AP is reporting from Kandahar that Mullah Dadullah and 200 Taliban fighters are cornered in Urzugan province, Afghanistan. Apparently they haven’t yet realized that they are heavily infiltrated, and set up a meeting to which the Afghan Army invited themselves. Just from the time of year, my wager is that the leader’s were meeting to divvy up the take from this year’s poppy harvest, which is about done now.
For an illuminating nutshell history from the Pathan perspective please see this article by Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi in the Frontier Post. While I don’t agree with everything he says, he does give you a view of how things got to current state, and the present dynamics.