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Taliban execute 16 Pakistani policemen on video

The policemen were captured when the Taliban staged an attack from Afghanistan in Pakistan's Upper Dir district in June. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: The Taliban released a video showing fighters executing 16 Pakistani policemen captured in a raid in the northwest, the army said.

The video shows the policemen lined up on a hillside, their hands tied behind their backs, standing in front of armed Taliban fighters wearing scarves to hide their faces.

One of the fighters accused the men of executing six children. The fighters opened fire on the policemen and then systematically fired a shot in the head.

Pakistan army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said Monday the policemen were captured when the Taliban staged an attack from Afghanistan in Pakistan's Upper Dir district in June.

The video was published on the LiveLeak website.

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