A Taliban court ordered the cutting off of the hands of the men after having found them guilty of theft, a police official said. -File Photo
Taliban cut off hands of three tribesmen
Wed, 05 May, 2010 | Jumadi-ul-Awwal 20, 1431
The incident took place in the remote Ghaljo village of Orakzai, which is controlled by the Taliban. “A Taliban court ordered the cutting off of the right hands of three local tribesmen in Orakzai tribal region after finding them guilty of theft,” a police official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
He said that the three men were later taken to the northwestern town of Kohat for medical treatment.
Hospital official Musa Khan confirmed the incident and said that doctors were trying to save the three men’s lives.
Orakzai is the latest district in northwest Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal area to have witnessed an anti-Taliban operation by the military, following US pressure to eradicate extremism.
Washington calls Pakistan’s tribal belt the global headquarters of Al-Qaeda and the most dangerous region in the world. Militants in the area are believed to be fuelling the nearly nine-year insurgency in Afghanistan. -AFP
Courtsey : DawnNews and Agencies.