30 October, 2014 / 5 Muharram, 1436

PESHAWAR: In a chilling admission on Sunday night, a militant outfit identifying itself as Mohmand Agency Taliban claimed to have killed 23 FC soldiers they had kidnapped from Shongari checkpost in the tribal region in 2010.

In a letter posted on the social media, Mohmand Agency Taliban chief Umar Khalid Khurasani said the FC soldiers had been slain to avenge what he called the custodial killing of their 'fighters’ in various parts of Pakistan.

The letter in Urdu says that the Taliban had warned the government against custodial killings of their men but the government allegedly continued to kill them. Therefore, it said, they had killed the 23 FC soldiers who had been kidnapped from Shongari area of Mohmand Agency in 2010. They also uploaded a video on the social media.

The claim, however, could not be confirmed from any independent sources.

There was no verification of the news from the political administration or the FC authorities.

The Taliban letter and the video further claimed that the release of the Taliban prisoners was one of the main demands of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan for agreeing to hold peace talks with the government.

Analysts say the Mohmand Agency Taliban has not been in favour of dialogue with the government. — The reporter is bureau chief, DawnNews, Peshawar


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Faisal
Feb 17, 2014 12:58pm

We need eye for an eye. Government must hang all Taliban prisoners and nuke the area

Rasool Sk
Feb 17, 2014 01:22pm

Whether Taliban kill 23 or 2300 FC men, people never shed a tear, but if a drone kill a terrorist, sky will fall down on their heads. If this is the mindset of the people, who bother whether the country is disintegrated or destroyed.

kamran
Feb 17, 2014 03:26pm

We need to have strong iman

zarbi momin
Feb 17, 2014 04:25pm

We Pakistan want Carpet Bombing of N.South Waziristan after letting the innocent to vacate their houses there.. Carpet bombing is the only treatment for TTP, they need to be bombed with Boing planes full of fatal bombs dropping over them....Yess Pakistan is a strong country and can teach an iron lesson to its enemies who use the name of Islam. No more negotiations NEVERRRRRRRRRRRRR.......only and only CARPET BOMBING OVER THEM TO CRUSH THEM FOREVER.........YESSSSSSSS

Ahmed Hasan
Feb 20, 2014 02:01am

Hoe come sanity might prevail! This is so distressing and literally unbearable!

Zaheer
Feb 20, 2014 02:51pm

A request to Media, Please stop covering and delivering the Breaking News regarding the process going on against the terrorist.

Irfan
Feb 20, 2014 09:00pm

These kharjits should be dealt with iron hand... Government has given them best response through precise surgical strikes... When a driver become Amir plus earning billions from trade of blood in the name of Allah why would he leave this profitable kar-e-sawab... They need bullets.... JI leaders should also should show some sense now... They start weeping on killing of uzbek, tajik terrorists but never said a single word on 23 soldiers martyred...