Posts Tagged ‘MIRAMSHAH’

Allah’s soldiers beheaded two, shot another two, all ‘suspected US spymen’ in Pakistan

April 23, 2010

Just before testing the PEACE OF ISLAM :: Militants have killed four men, beheading two and dumping the bodies in Pakistan’s northwest tribal belt after accusing them of spying for the United States, officials said Friday. – AFP (File Photo)

Militants kill four ‘US spies’ in Miramshah

Fri, 23 Apr, 2010 | Jumadi-ul-Awwal 08, 1431

MIRAMSHAH: Militants have killed four men, beheading two and dumping the bodies in Pakistan’s northwest tribal belt after accusing them of spying for the United States, officials said Friday.

The bodies were found by the side of a road in Khadi village, 25 kilometres (15 miles) east of Miramshah, the main town in the tribal North Waziristan region near the Afghan border, local police officer Kalam Khan told AFP.

He said that two bodies were headless, while the remaining two had multiple bullet wounds. Two of the men were Afghans while the others were local tribesmen who had been kidnapped from Miramshah three weeks ago.

A local intelligence official said that a note found near the bodies said “all those spying for the US and Pakistan will suffer the same fate”.

Militants frequently kidnap and kill tribesmen in the troubled region, accusing them of spying for the Pakistani government or US forces in Afghanistan, where Taliban fighters are waging an insurgency.

Courtesy : The DawnNews and AFP.

Militants strike fatal upon Pak troops in North Wazirstan:: 8 killed, 16 injured.

April 23, 2010

Eight soldiers were killed , Sixteen soldiers were also wounded when the convoy drove into an ambush laid by waiting militants in Datta Khel.– (File Photo)

Militant ambush kills 8 troops in North Waziristan

Friday, 23 Apr, 2010||Jumadi-ul-Awwal 08, 1431

ISLAMABAD: Militants ambushed a Pakistani army convoy traveling in a tribal region, killing eight soldiers, the military said Friday.

By MUNIR AHMED, Associated Press Writer Munir Ahmed, Associated Press Writer Fri Apr 23, 10:48 am ET

ISLAMABAD – Militants ambushed a Pakistani army convoy traveling in a tribal region that is mostly home to insurgent groups focused on the war in neighboring Afghanistan, killing eight soldiers, the military said Friday.

The attack could raise pressure on Islamabad to wage an offensive in North Waziristan, which has largely escaped Pakistani army action in recent years despite U.S. pressure for a crackdown. Militant attacks on troops in the region have also been rare.

The army statement said the attack Thursday occurred in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, and that the convoy was “carrying out a routine movement” to the area from the town of Miran Shah. Sixteen soldiers were wounded in the ambush, one of the worst known to have occurred against the army in the border region in several months.

The statement did not give many details. However, two intelligence officials in the northwest said tribesmen joined local Taliban fighters to stage the ambush after a 15-year-old boy in the area was allegedly shot to death by an earlier group of traveling soldiers.

The boy was killed when troops opened fire after a roadside bomb exploded near the convoy, the officials said on condition on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media on the record.

Pakistan has carried out several army operations in its semiautonomous tribal belt, where al-Qaida and various Taliban factions have long thrived. The offensives have mainly been aimed at militant groups targeting Pakistani institutions.

North Waziristan has largely escaped the operations because most of the militant networks there — unlike groups such as the Pakistani Taliban — are focused on the war in Afghanistan.

The U.S. wants Pakistan to take on the North Waziristan networks, but Islamabad says it does not have the resources to open another front. Critics suspect Pakistan doesn’t want to anger militants it may need to influence affairs in Afghanistan once the U.S. leaves.

The area struck Thursday is controlled by Sadiq Noor, one of the few Pakistani Taliban commanders known to operate in the region, said two other intelligence officials, also asking that their names not be used.

It’s unclear whether the attack will have any impact on the Pakistan’s army future designs in North Waziristan.

However, large numbers of Pakistani Taliban fighters are believed to have set up base in North Waziristan after the army began an offensive last year against their prior main stronghold, South Waziristan.

Like most of the information given by the government or military out of the tribal regions, independent verification of the deaths is nearly impossible because access to the zone is severely restricted.

Also in North Waziristan on Friday, the mutilated bodies of four men alleged to have been U.S. spies were found in Mir Ali town.

Area residents and an Associated Press reporter saw the bodies Friday morning. One was beheaded, while the other three had slit throats and severed hands.

Dozens of men have been killed in a similar fashion in North Waziristan in recent years. Like previous cases, notes attached to the bodies warned others to learn from the fate of the so-called spies.

Courtesy : AP.

Taliban claim responsibility for Karak suicide attack

February 28, 2010

Officials visit a police station attacked by an alleged suicide bomber in Karak.—AP

MIRAMSHAH: The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide attack on a police station in Karak that killed 4 people including two policemen.

In addition to the dead, more than two dozen people were wounded, most of them police officers, when an attacker detonated a pick-up van on Saturday at the gate of the main police station in Karak.

“We have done this,” Taliban spokesman Azam Tariq told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location.

“Both the police and army are equal for us. Both are our enemies. They are responsible for the cruelties on us. We will carry out more such attacks against police.”

Karak lies 150 kilometres (94 miles) southeast of Peshawar, the capital of North-West Frontier Province.

The Taliban have claimed and been blamed for most of the bomb and suicide attacks to have taken place in Pakistan. Such attacks have killed more than 3,000 people since July 2007.