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PESHAWAR: Taliban militants in Mohmand Agency on late Sunday night claimed to have killed 23 FC soldiers who were kidnapped in 2010 from Shongari checkpost in Mohmand Agency.

The Mohmand Agency Taliban chief Umar Khalid Khurrasani, in a letter issued on social media, claimed that they have killed the FC soldiers to avenge what he said was the custodial killing of Taliban fighters in various parts of Pakistan.

The letter, written in Urdu and attributed to Umar Khalid Khurrasani, says that the Taliban had warned against the killings of their activists.

Since the government has allegedly continued with the killings, the Taliban said in the letter that they have avenged the killing of their fighters by executing the 23 FC soldiers.

The claim of the Mohmand agency Taliban however could not be confirmed from any independent sources.

There is also no confirmation of the incident from the political administration or the FC authorities.

The Taliban letter and a video further claim that the release of Taliban prisoners is one of the main demands of the TTP for agreeing to hold talks with the government.

Analysts believe that Mohmand Taliban are a group which is not in favour of talks with the government and has always shown a rigid stance.

Published Feb 16, 2014 11:30pm

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Azi
Feb 17, 2014 01:18am

And we are dying for peace with these animals, good going peace lovers. May the martyrdom of your protectors haunt you forever.

tariq
Feb 17, 2014 01:19am

So IK and Nawaz want to negotiate with these killers and rebels

Ahmed
Feb 17, 2014 01:19am

Their barbarism has only increased after the "Peace talks" drama. IK support to them has only strengthen their cause. Shame on PTI and this government.

Christopher
Feb 17, 2014 01:42am

When will you stop letting them kill your future. stand up to them

Zia
Feb 17, 2014 01:42am

Please share this with PTI chairman.

GA
Feb 17, 2014 02:04am

Taliban are not going to live forever. Their time will come too.

mansoor
Feb 17, 2014 02:16am

Do we have a plan B?

Khalid
Feb 17, 2014 02:33am

There is "no point" in discussions with these animals, they just need "one thing" and that is the "army to expedite" their "sad shallow existence in this world to the next urgently" please!

Mustafa
Feb 17, 2014 02:50am

Pakistan should allow more drone attacks to eliminate the terrorists. The residents in tribal areas should be given the opportunity to inform government of Pakistan about presence of possible Taliban and other anti-Pakistan elements on the understanding that if they do not do so, they too will suffer the fate of enemies of Pakistan as Army cannot distinguish between friends and foes. May Allah Help brave Pakistani soldiers to get rid of the evil enemies of humanity, Insha Allah.

M. Siddique
Feb 17, 2014 03:11am

Is government still negotiating with these animals? Where are Taliban supporters, JI, JUI and others. Mr. Nawaz Sharif, the blood of innocent people will be on your hand if Taliban are not eliminated.

SBB
Feb 17, 2014 03:20am

This is the definition of extreme brutality. God bless the brave soldiers who went up against these inhuman people. There is nothing in Islam that could condone this.. I'm not sure why the Taliban are even acceptable to anyone in Pakistan.

shah
Feb 17, 2014 04:10am

More victims of "muzakrat". Pakistanis continue to be slaughtered while the impotent state simply watches.

Junaid Zaheer-Ud-Din
Feb 17, 2014 04:14am

So sad, question is, what is the value of dialogue with TTP after these killings and blasts? Who will convince other groups of TTP those are don't want any negotiation with PAK Govt?

Masroor
Feb 17, 2014 04:16am

Is the government still willing to negotiate with these guys. I am starting to wonder who is the traitor, Mushraff or Nawaz Sharif

Faruq
Feb 17, 2014 04:24am

If the TTP are serious about peace, I say the other factions should be pushed to take action against the Mohmand faction for this claimed act. If they decline, it's massive operation time.

ahsan
Feb 17, 2014 05:10am

"People will hear good news very soon " Samiul Haq and Ibrahim. Congratulations Imran Khan and PTI.

hamidnawazKHAN
Feb 17, 2014 05:47am

I want to see the reaction of sami ul haq, imran and Fazal Rehman, who are championing talibans and expecting their in put for restoration of peace and normalcy in pakistan

Eddies
Feb 17, 2014 06:48am

How many more must die before the government takes action against these terrorists murderers?...the TTP,is laughing at the foolish government officials who think that talks are going to change barbarian killers into peaceful men...

Hassan
Feb 17, 2014 07:25am

Rules according to the Taliban

1) killing of Pakistanis by Taliban are revenge/retaliation for drone strikes, because sun comes up in East, because of polio campaign, because of education of women, because of any other reason handy!

2) killing of Taliban by Pakistani forces is attempt to sabotage peace talks, is crime against pious misunderstood brothers, is attempt to cause civil war in Pakistan, is against teaching of true Islam, is wrong for other reasons the religious parties think up!

Pervez
Feb 17, 2014 08:08am

And they want to make peace with then. What a joke

Raza
Feb 17, 2014 08:16am

To hell with the negotiations now!!!

ebrahim
Feb 17, 2014 10:30am

Well Talibanare not that stupid to accept such a act , there is a third party who is issuing such claims to subota ge the talks with goverment

quam
Feb 17, 2014 12:22pm

how brute are these taliban,no value for human,who says they will go to jannat is deceiving them,it is not so what they are taught.For such mindless activities there is always hell waiting for them.

khan
Feb 17, 2014 05:54pm

because we become corrept,our intellegencies totally become failed to performe their duties due to some black sheep.when we will love our country everything become correct,

Frankenstine
Feb 17, 2014 11:59pm

They are killing us and we had suspended capital punishment.

US CENTCOM
Feb 19, 2014 12:08am

First and foremost, we send our deepest condolences to the friends and families of these servicemen. We deeply mourn the loss and hope that their loved ones will find the strength to deal with this tragedy. This is obviously a very tough period for the great nation of Pakistan, and we stand by the government of Pakistan in their quest for peace. We share a common stance against terrorism, and wish to see peace prevail throughout the region, especially Pakistan. We have full confidence in the government’s ability to bring the situation under control. The seriousness of the situation requires us all to remain hopeful and not give up on our shared dream of restoring peace in the region.

Ali Khan DET, United States Central Command

khanm
Feb 19, 2014 04:42pm

Many of us view the compromises that we made during our negotiations as painful concessions. But why not view them as peace offerings, ones that will provide in return the priceless gifts of hope, security and freedom for our children and our children's?.... Remember Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand. Let us pray humbly to God to provide us the leadership with those superlative qualities and those who fear Allah.Let go of offence. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don't live angry, let go now and move on for better future.

Ram
Feb 19, 2014 11:34pm

As an Indian I am no fan of Pakistan, but this is barbaric by any standards they beheaded these poor soldiers my sympathy to families, get all the help you can from US or anywhere it is available and just wipe these so called talibans from face of the earth, they are not humans

someone
Feb 19, 2014 11:36pm

Well the GoP started with a weak stance when starting the negotiations. Now there are many groups within Taliban. They know the value of them is as big as their acts of violence. Every one of these group would want bigger chunk of power from these negotiations and to ensure that they would go to even bigger violence.