A standoff follows a bloody encounter between Pakistani security forces and militant Islamic students at the Red Mosque in Islamabad. A Taliban-style movement headquartered in the mosque, drawing on thousands of students, wants to impose strict Islamic law in Pakistan's capital.
Griff Witte, a Washington Post reporter in Islamabad, says a "fairly large number" of students have now complied with government calls to surrender. Red Mosque leaders are finding some support from clerics around Pakistan and there are concerns that the violence might spread. Witte discusses the situation at the mosque with John Ydstie.