Pakistan Taliban kill 15 kidnapped tribal police

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  1. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

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    Fifteen members of a tribal security force have been found shot dead in a volatile area of Pakistan's north-west, officials say.:shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked:
    The men were abducted last month near North Waziristan, a Taliban stronghold.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
    A Taliban spokesman told the BBC the killings were to avenge an army offensive in a neighbouring area.
    The killings come amid reports that Taliban factions have agreed to halt attacks on Pakistani forces in order to focus on US-led troops in Afghanistan.
    The men's bodies were found in the Spin Tall area of North Waziristan on Thursday morning, local residents told the BBC. They were members of the Frontier Constabulary, a provincial police force that operates in Pakistan's tribal areas.
    Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told the BBC that the killing of 12 Taliban fighters during an army operation on 31 December in the Khyber tribal district prompted the militants to kill the men they were holding.
    They had been kidnapped in a Taliban raid on a check post in the town of Tank near North Waziristan a week earlier.
    'Harsh consequences' The Taliban spokesman added that the government had taken a "very dangerous, un-Islamic and unethical step" by capturing the female family members of the militants killed in the 31 December offensive in Khyber.
    "We warned them to release them as soon as possible otherwise consequences will be very harsh but unfortunately they turned a deaf ear to our warning," he wrote in an email to the BBC.
    He also warned of further attacks to retaliate against a military operation launched in northern parts of Balochistan province recently.
    The violence also comes amid media speculation that there have been peace talks between elements of the Taliban and the Pakistani government.
    The Pakistani Taliban is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of civilians and security personnel over the past few years, but there has not been a major militant attack in the country for several months.
    The army has several anti-militant operations ongoing in the tribal areas close to the Afghan border.
    The US has put pressure Pakistan to step up the fight against those militants in north-west Pakistan who launch attacks in Afghanistan, and in recent months has accused parts of Pakistan's security establishment of backing such insurgents.

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    Pakistan has vehemently denied the charges, adding that the country faces significant internal threats from militancy.
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    It is easy to target the police since they are not trained to defend themselves militarily.

    Poor sods!
     
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    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

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    Interestingly all begging money goes to army.still they cant equipped them properly. hmmmmm Corupption in pak army.. So its true that the top brass in pak army has mansions in USA,Canada,UK,Europe.....
     
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    The same happens to our guys when they are attacked by Naxals.
     
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    amitkriit Senior Member Senior Member

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    These insurgent groups are barbarians, but when one of them is killed, HR groups start crying about it.
    Killing unarmed people is not an act of Honor, don't think these people have got any.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    It will not happen, but if instead of US money going to Pakistan army, Frontier Constabulary received training from US SF, force protection could prevent these deaths. Just putting in place adequate communications would allow the Frontier Constabulary outposts to mutually support themselves. But the Taliban will always strike at the soft targets.
     
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    RIP to the dead.

    It is much better to die fighting that simply give up in the hope that your life will be spared. The Taliban are absolutely dishonourable bunch of scoundrels. They don't give a hoot about basic decency of warfare.

    I recall reading that during the Soviet-Mujahideen War, the Soviet soldiers would draw mortar fire on them whenever they got the inkling that they were about to by overwhelmed by the Mujahideen. The idea was rather die fighting and get some of the enemy killed than be their prisoner.
     
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    Taliban video shows fighters shooting dead 16 Pakistani police officers | World news | The Guardian

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    Taliban video shows fighters shooting dead 16 Pakistani police officers

    * Warning: Graphic footage records cold-blooded killing of police captured when Taliban crossed from Afghanistan into north-west Pakistan

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    Declan Walsh in Islamabad
    guardian.co.uk, Monday 18 July 2011 16.11 BST
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    The Pakistani Taliban have released graphic video footage of the execution of 16 Pakistani policemen and tribal guards who were captured last month following a cross-border raid from Afghanistan.

    The video shows a masked Taliban commander angrily denouncing the men lined up before him, hours after they were captured in a firefight. "These are the enemies of Islam," he declares.

    Moments later the men are killed a hail of automatic gunfire, followed by individual shots to the head from a Taliban fighter who moves down the line of bodies, trailed by the camera.

    Pakistani military spokesman General Athar Abbas said the footage was authentic. It had been made in north-western Dir district in the aftermath of a 1 June cross-border raid by Pakistani militants sheltering across the border in Afghanistan's Kunar province.

    "Up to 60 terrorists under the command of three leaders from Swat crossed from Afghanistan, killing 30 security personnel and burning six schools," he said, describing the victims as a mixture of local border police and recruits from tribes.

    Pakistan carried out a sweeping operation against the Taliban in Swat in 2009 but some fighters and commanders fled across the border into Afghanistan. In the video, which first appeared on the LiveLeak website, the Taliban leader accuses the men of being responsible for the execution of six children in Swat. "We will avenge the death of the children by doing the same to them," he says, before opening fire.

    The footage underscores the ruthlessness of fighting in Pakistan's border areas, where the army has also faced allegations of massacres. Last year a separate video showed uniformed men clinically executing six suspected militants, reportedly in Swat.

    The army chief, General Ashfaq Kayani, promised to investigate the shootings last October but has yet to publish any findings. Abbas said preliminary findings were "inconclusive" but could not say when the probe would be finalised.

    The latest video highlights wider tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan in the eastern border area, where uneasy neighbours have traded angry accusations in recent months.

    Since last year Pakistan has complained of raids into its territory by Pakistani Taliban fighters sheltering in parts of Kunar and Nangarhar provinces that were previously occupied by US forces.

    The Pakistani army has responded with intense cross-border artillery barrages that have killed up to 50 people and caused up to 12,000 Afghan civilians to flee their homes, according to United Nations and Afghan officials.

    The shelling has whipped up a furious storm of protest in Kabul, with loud denunciations from President Hamid Karzai's government, but Afghan security forces have not retaliated militarily.

    The US military has refused to intervene. Washington has withdrawn all its forces from Nangarhar and most from Kunar, but special forces teams still operate in the area, carrying out raids on Taliban commanders.

    The tensions underscore the growing military complexities as western forces, regional armies and myriad guerrilla groups manoeuvre in anticipated of expected peace talks.

    The Pakistani indignation at cross-border raids is a change from the predominant narrative of recent years, when the country has long faced allegations that its intelligence and military have allowed the Afghan Taliban to use bases inside Pakistan to attack western forces in Afghanistan.
     
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    a wild country!
     
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    Once US leaves the region these terrorists would overtake Pak just like they were doing few years ago untill US woke up and forced to act against these.
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    The future of Pak lies if they can crush the terrorist monster they created and it would cost them dearly....... already 35,000 dead.
     
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    I believe, as I said earlier in this thread, that adequate communications among the outposts of the Frontier Constabulary, and a system of rapid reinforcement, is what is required to prevent such losses. I hope to see further comments on this.
     
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    Islamic Pakistani killed by Islamic Taliban.....This is the kind of future we are looking for the world including our country, if we do not control this menace of islamism!

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    (In short lovely pakistanis were killed by beautiful Taliban in the most suitable way !)
     
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    Is this another set of 15 personnel killed..some days ago there was another news about some Frontier costabulary men being kidnapped and killled

    EDIT : This was an old news.Taliban kill 15 FC personnel
     
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    I just watched the video and vomited. I mean what we have here a 6 century warfare. A mental disorder of 1st degree and totally incurable.
     
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    One thing I am unable to understand is the policemen are Pashtuns And Talibs are also Pashtuns.So why are they killing each other?
     
  17. Blackwater

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    Coz pakis in general dont have anything on upper deck of their body
     

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