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Beheading of 12 Pakistani soldiers in Bajaur: We demand swift military action against Taliban-LeJ terrorists

This frame grab taken from avideo footage received August 31, 2012 from the Taliban (Lashkar-e-Jhangvi LeJ) shows armed Taliban standing above severed heads of soldiers they had killed at an undisclosed location in Pakistan.

Enemies of Pakistan have once again attacked Pakistani nation, this time beheading 12 Pakistan army soldiers who were cowardly abducted by the Jihadi Deobandi-Wahhabi terrorists (Lashkar-e-Jhangvi / Taliban) a few days ago.

The latest incident shows that the LeJ-Taliban terrorists are nobody’s friends. It was foolish of Pakistani generals to nurture and treat them as a strategic asset of the state. The beasts indoctrinated with narrow minded Deobandi-Wahhabi ideology are single major threat to national security of Pakistan and the entire region.

Only a few days ago in Quetta, the LeJ-Taliban released a video of beheading of two Shiite Muslims.

If General Kayani and other commanders of Pakistan army are sincere with Pakistan, we ask them to take the following steps:

1. Immediately cut down all kind of support to the Taliban, Al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (including Sipah-e-Sahaba aka Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat), Jundullah, Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) and other affiliated militant groups;

2. Arrest all leaders of the banned Deobandi-Wahhabi terrorist groups including those operating with new names; they must be executed in full public sight as per Pakistani law because of the crimes they have committed against Pakistan army and civilians;

3. Order immediate military operation against the Taliban, Al Qaeda and LeJ/ASWJ hideouts in North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Kurram, Orakzai, Mastung, Quetta, Karachi and all other areas of Pakistan where such rats are holed in;

4. All arrested leaders and operatives of the Taliban, LeJ/ASWJ, Jundullah, JeM etc must be tried in summary military courts and executed in full public sight as per Pakistani law;

5. Ban all articles, writings, books, TV programmes which glorify or justify terrorism and violence. Reform the curricula in all military academies and staff colleges where readings of Dr. Safdar Mehmood, Ansar Abbasi, Javed Chaudhry, Maudoodi, Mosharraf Zaidi, Ejaz Haider, Sayyid Qutb, Jamaat-e-Islami, Deobandi-Wahhabi ideology must be banned and replaced by articles and books by Dr. Mubarak Haider, Dr. Hoodbhoy, Kamran Shafi, Dr. Muhammad Taqi, Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa, Dr. Ayesha Jalal, Nadeem F. Paracha and other credible analysts and scholars.

6. We also suggest that the U.S.A. administration must now overcome its lethal fantasy of dialogue and peaceful settlement with the Taliban, a fantasy in which they were lured by Pakistani intelligence agencies. USA and Pakistan are still stalking the Taliban as a peace partner while they continue to kill innocent civilians, women, religious and ethnic minorities, behead children, poison girls schools and slaughter soldiers and civilians. Any policy based on dialogue with the murderous Taliban is madness. Just last month, Barack Obama used the NATO summit to press Afghan leader Hamid Karzai to engage with greater urgency with the Taliban about a political settlement in Afghanistan. “Political settlement” is Obama-speak for surrender to jihad. The media’s silence on proposed talks with the Taliban-LeJ terrorists borderlines on sedition. (Source)

Pakistan needs firm action against Takfeeri Deobandi-Wahhabi terrorists.

Pakistan army must stop treating them as our strategic assets. Exactly what is the ultimate goal for Pakistan in having the Taliban controlling land in Afghanistan and perhaps a few isolated parts of Central Asia? Why can’t we learn from China which has changed some of its strategic policies over the decades so that it could get economic development going and thus being able to raise the standard of living for its citizens. For Pakistan to get economic development going, it will need to change from the current path – direction that it is on. Based on news and trends, Pakistan is unable to change direction and will continue going around the world with the Begging Bowl and dealing with ongoing massacres and beheadings within its own territory (Source).

A still taken from a video released by the Pakistani Taliban showing armed militants standing over the severed heads of what they claim to be Pakistan army soldiers.

Pakistani Taliban have beheaded 12 soldiers captured during a recent attack on a security check post in the restive Bajaur tribal region and released a video showing their severed heads, a militant spokesman said on Friday (30 August 2012).

Sirajuddin, a spokesman for the Swat chapter of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, told reporters in the country’s northwest by phone that the militants had released a video showing the severed heads of the soldiers.

The Pakistan Army says Sirajuddin is operating from Pakistan and speaks for Mullah Fazlullah, the former commander of the Taliban in Swat Valley who is now believed to be based in a border region of Afghanistan.

Journalist Enayat Saafi in Kunar province of Afghanistan said he had seen the video, which shows the bullet-riddled and beheaded bodies of the Pakistani soldiers. He said on phone that the soldiers were beheaded after being shot.

Sirajuddin said the Taliban in Bajaur Agency had killed the “infidel soldiers of Pakistan”. The Taliban video showed a militant commander flanked by several armed men, including one wielding a large axe.

The Taliban’s claim came hours after the Pakistan Army acknowledged that 15 of its soldiers went missing three days ago after clashes with the Taliban in Batwar area of Bajaur Agency, which borders Afghanistan.

Clashes in Batwar area between Taliban militants and Pakistani forces began a week ago. The Pakistan Army has said that troops have killed nearly 60 Taliban fighters, a claim disputed by Sirajuddin. Sirajuddin claimed the militants have made advances and were now fighting Pakistani forces inside the remote region.

Local residents said the army was using gunship helicopters and artillery to target militant positions in the mountains.
The army has said that several Taliban leaders fled to Afghanistan to escape military operations launched in the Swat Valley, Bajaur Agency and other tribal regions. Afghan authorities deny the claim.



The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan claimed to have “chopped off the heads” of seven Pakistani soldiers after attacking a military outpost in South Waziristan. In all, the Taliban claimed to have killed 20 Pakistani soldiers during the attack.

The claim was made yesterday by Ishanullah Ihsan, the spokesman for the al Qaeda-linked Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, in an email sent to The Long War Journal.

Ihsan said that 20 Pakistani troops were killed after the Taliban attacked their camp in Badar, and that 29 assault rifles, three RPGs, a machinegun, a sniper rifle, a submachine gun, and “thousands of cartridges and many small military equipments” were seized during the raid. Ihsan said seven of the soldiers were beheaded in accordance with sharia, or Islamic Law.

“Mujahideen also chopped off the heads of 7 captured soldiers as Shariah directs them to do with enemies of Islam,” Ihsan said.

In the past, the Taliban previously released videos of the execution and beheading of Pakistani troops. On June 28, a video showing the heads of 17 Pakistani soldiers who had served in the district of Dir was released by the Taliban.

Pakistani officials confirmed that fighting took place at the Badar camp, and claimed that 18 Taliban fighters and only eight soldiers were killed during the clash, according to The Nation. Ihsan said that only one Taliban fighter was killed during the attack.

The Taliban have been battling the Pakistani military in the Mehsud areas of South Waziristan for nearly three years. In the fall of 2009, the military launched an operation to defeat the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, and in mid-November of that year claimed to have defeated the group in South Waziristan. But the Taliban group withdrew the bulk of its forces from the Mehsud tribal areas and relocated to neighboring tribal areas, maintaining a rearguard to fight the Pakistani military.

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan’s South Waziristan branch, which is led by Waliur Rahman Mehsud, later returned to the tribal agency and stepped up the fight against the Pakistani military. Most of the engagements in South Waziristan are initiated by the Taliban, who have assaulted bases and checkposts, and ambushed military convoys.

Although it is now nearly three years since the Pakistani military commenced the South Waziristan operation, only one of the six areas targeted — Sararogha — has been certified by the military as cleared, according to a report in Dawn that was published on Aug. 5. The other five areas — Shawal, Sarwakai, Tairza, Makeen, and Ladha — are still contested.

Source: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/08/pakistani_taliban_ch_1.php#ixzz259quepDV

In July the TTP released a video showing the heads of 17 Pakistani soldiers they claimed to have killed in a cross-border attack on a checkpost in the northwestern district of Upper Dir.

Intelligence officials blamed that attack on loyalists of Pakistani cleric Maulana Fazlullah, who fled to Afghanistan after losing control of the Swat valley to the army.

Fighting in Bajaur in the past week has claimed at least 50 lives, including           31 militants and two members of a government-backed peace committee who were killed on Monday.

Bajaur is one of seven districts in Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal belt, where Taliban and al Qaeda-linked militants have carved out strongholds used to plot attacks on Pakistan.


Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Sirajud Din sent AFP a video showing a militant commander posing with 12 heads arranged on the ground which he claimed were from soldiers they had killed.

“Praise be to God that the mujahideen in Bajaur agency have managed to kill the infidel soldiers of Pakistan,” he says.

“Many of them were killed by bullets, 12 of them as you see have been beheaded, you see 12 heads here, and more heads are on the way.”

The commander, his face unmasked and wearing traditional tribal dress, is flanked in the footage by armed men including one wielding a huge axe.

The video also showed the identity cards of the dead men, but military sources have so far not said whether they are the missing soldiers or confirmed that those shown in the video are Pakistani troops.

The speaker said they had been killed to avenge “brutalities” carried out by Pakistani troops.

In July the TTP released a video showing the heads of 17 Pakistani soldiers they claimed to have killed in a cross-border attack on a checkpost in the northwestern district of Upper Dir.

Intelligence officials blamed that attack on loyalists of Pakistani cleric Maulana Fazlullah, who fled to Afghanistan after losing control of the Swat valley to the army.

Fighting in Bajaur in the past week has claimed at least 50 lives, including 31 militants and two members of a government-backed peace committee who were killed on Monday.

Bajaur is one of seven districts in Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal belt, where Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants have carved out strongholds used to plot attacks on Pakistan.

Pakistan has lost more than 3,000 soldiers in the fight against homegrown insurgents but has resisted US pressure to do more to eliminate havens used by those fighting the Americans in Afghanistan.


Recent massacres raise fresh concerns about Taliban leaders’ commitment to peaceful settlement with Pakistan and Afghanistan government.

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  • Two Afghan children beheaded in separate events
    KABUL – An adolescent boy and a young girl have been beheaded in two separate incidents in Afghanistan, local officials and police said on Friday, in the latest brazen attacks that have raised fresh questions about a splintering Taliban.

    A 12-year-old boy was kidnapped and killed in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, his severed head placed near his body to send a warning to police, said provincial governor spokesman Jawid Faisal.

    Taliban beheads 17 for attending mixed-sex party
    The brother of the boy, neither of whom were named by officials, was a member of the Afghan Local Police (ALP), a US-trained militia charged with making Afghans in Taliban strongholds, like Kandahar, feel more secure, Faisal said.

    “It’s a Taliban warning to the ALP and to others who support the government,” Faisal said of the killing, which happened in Kandahar’s Panjwai district.

    Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf denied the group was involved.

    Separately, a 6-year-old girl was beheaded in eastern Kapisa province on Thursday, said provincial police chief Abdul Hamed.

    “We are not sure if she was beheaded by her family or the Taliban, but we know the Taliban control the area,” Hamed said of the killing in Jalukhil village. He added that he could not send investigators to the area out of fears for their safety.

    The murders follow the shooting or beheading of 17 young revelers attending a party in southern Helmand province this week, which officials said was the work of the Taliban, a charge the group also denied.

    That massacre raised fresh concerns about Taliban leaders’ grip on their scattered fighters, amid on-again, off-again peace moves by the group with the Afghan government.

    It also suggested that there are grassroots insurgent fighters who are not in a mood for compromise.

    “What we’re seeing could be a new tactic by the Taliban to behead civilians to intimidate the population,” said Faisal.

    In Kandahar’s Zhari district, officials also said on Friday that a 16-year-old boy accused by the Taliban of spying for the government was beheaded and skinned in late July.

    Such incidents highlight the difficulty that Taliban leaders have in enforcing discipline across an estimated 20,000 fighters spread from Afghanistan to Pakistan.

    The central Taliban leadership is trying to improve the group’s image in case it wants to push forward tentative reconciliation steps and perhaps even enter mainstream politics. But some militant units are hard to control, roaming the countryside and attacking those deemed immoral.




    Taliban behead 17 caught dancing to music at party
    Taliban militants beheaded 15 men and two women for holding a late night party with music and dancing, according to Afghan officials.

    Taliban militants pictured in Musa Qala in 2007. Photo: AFP/GETTY
    By Ben Farmer, Kabul3:20PM BST 27 Aug 2012
    The insurgents executed the guests, who included two women, after attacking the party in northern Helmand late on Sunday because they considered it immoral.
    Hamid Karzai ordered a full investigation into the “mass killing”. “This attack shows that there are irresponsible members among the Taliban,” the Afghan president said in a statement.
    The attack occurred in an area of Musa Qala district which is almost totally under Taliban control and Afghan officials said an investigation into the deaths was being hampered because they could not reach the area.
    Nematullah Khan, governor of Musa Qala, said the Taliban had tried to stop the party. “They were having a music party and the Taliban came and killed them and cut off their heads,” he said.
    Shooting was heard at the scene, he said, and it was unclear if they had been shot dead first.
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    There was no claim of responsibility from the Taliban and their spokesmen were unavailable for comment.
    Parties and social occasions in Afghanistan are usually strictly segregated and there is no mixing of men and women unless they are related.
    An elder from the area confirmed a group of young men had held an “immoral” party at a house and had been attacked and killed.
    Juma Khan said: “Unfortunately the young men do this sometimes. They had a party with music and dancing and they were behaving badly with the women.”
    However he said the killing may have been driven by a local feud, with enemies of the guests either tipping off the Taliban, or pretending to act with their authority.
    A statement from the provincial governor’s office later claimed the massacre was caused by two Taliban commanders fighting over the women, but did not explain how so many civilians came to be beheaded.


  • Amira:
    Pakistanis are like sheep in a slaughter house. They are paralyzed and just watch what is going to happen, even though they know what IS happening. It’s not only the army who has to get going, it’s the duty of each and everyone to fight against the people who destroy Pakistan in the name of Islam. Everybody must have the courage to face the religious zealots of all shades every day.
    Pakistan zindabad!

    We need swift action against TTP(Killers).This is Pakistan’s war now, and if any religious leader or party favours these killers or says lets negotiate ,send them behind bars. We don’t need their coward statements.I Pray Pakistan army crush these killers , they should be eliminate from the surface of this earth.

    Repeated incidents of such nature are not good for the morale of the troops. Its indeed surprising that why so many troops are getting captured in the first place and it so appears that they are surrendering without a fight which has happened before as well. Lack of motivation among troops will not help matters since TTP who have been described by the top brass as Indian agents have realized that it was a total bluff on them. Kayani warning about a civil war breaking out in Pakistan was no speculation but as feared by him the same might become a reality in the near future.

    my hearty condolences to the families of the soldiers. No soldier deserves this. Yes a soldier expects to lose his life defending the country from an enemy attack but to be executed like this – no soldier deserves this. the Taliban killing Pak ary soldiers also declared the soldiers kuffar.
    How long will this game of deciding who is a Muslim and who is nott – by other humans go on? This dangerous game started in 1974 when Ahmadis were declared non-Muslim. At this time almost 50% of Sunnis in Pakistan consider Shias to be non-Muslim. This is a slippery slope that you all have embarked upon. Please take a U-turn.

    I blame half the Pakistani public that supports these animals and the other half that reamins silent ,those that let ZAB take us down the route of mullahisation and those who let Zia cement mullah culture in our mindsets. We could have spoken up and stopped it but we did not. And now the chickens have come home to roost – you reap what you sow. So please stop blaming others and start blaming yourselves everytime you look in the mirror


  • Very sad. The role of law and order agencies are unpredictable. One is amazed to see that our forces are fail to control terrorist and are indulge to derail democracy . Where is our intelligence where is dirty police. They are all playing dirty role. In the whole situation Pakistan People Party is playing a vital role . Red salute to the great leadership of pakistan people party. Now tis clear the enemy of PPP is the enemy of our poor country. long live pakistan long live awam long live president long live ppp

  • I donnot undertand the policy of LUBP..One one hand they say that LEJ is supported by ISI in baluchistan while on the other hand they are sympathetic towards Pak army and ISI and blaming LEJ for the killings of soldiers…can anyone explain that???

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  • I will cheer donald trump if he’s sincere in beheading isis n identicals. These talibans their snaklet kids there monster women all deserve nothing less than hell fires from drones.