Rebels kill Pakistani Military officer as revenge for Executions

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Pakistani Taliban Says Hanged Military Officer as Revenge for Executions


DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban has hanged a military intelligence officer in retaliation for recent executions of militants by Pakistan, the militant Islamist group said in videos released on Sunday.

Reuters could not independently authenticate the two videos and a Pakistani military spokesman was not immediately able to comment on them.

Pakistan reinstated the death penalty last December after Taliban gunmen massacred 134 school children. Since then the Taliban have staged several deadly attacks, but the videos of the hanging appear to be the first staged execution of a military officer since the restoration of the death penalty.

In the first video, a man identifies himself as Bashir Ahmad Khan, originally from the 19th army air defense unit and later recruited by Pakistan's military intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence.

"We were trained to trace the Taliban’s training camps," said the man identified as Khan. He was dressed in plain brown traditional Pakistani clothes and surrounded by armed men wearing masks and camouflage. One unmasked man in white robes kneels beside him.

Two men hold a black banner in the background that is embroidered with the kalma, a Muslim declaration of faith.

In the second video, Khan is shown wrapped in a Pakistani flag, his eyes bound with black cloth and a noose around his neck. One of the masked men says: "The hanging of Bashir Ahmad is our response to the Pakistani government who are busy hanging our group members. This is just the beginning and all those who are in our custody or those who have any links with the Pakistan government will face the same treatment."

After the masked man finishes speaking, he pushes Khan off a rock. As Khan dangles from the rope around his neck, other militants shoot at his body and shout: "God is great."

The videos were provided by Maqbool Dawar, a Taliban commander in the mountainous border region of North Waziristan who is known to Reuters. He did not comment on when or where the video was shot.

Taliban violence in Pakistan has fallen overall since the military launched an offensive in North Waziristan in June 2014. But the militants have demonstrated that they are still able to carry out sophisticated attacks.

In December, Taliban gunmen killed 134 school children at an army-run school in the northern city of Peshawar. In September, the Taliban killed 39 people when they attacked Badaber air base in the same city.

The school massacre was the deadliest militant attack in the history of Pakistan. The air base attack was the deadliest by militants on a military installation.




http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2015/10/04/world/asia/04reuters-pakistan-taliban.html?_r=0
 

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TTP hangs ISI official,
threatens more executions

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: The outlawed militant
outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has
hanged an official of the Inter-Services
Intelligence (ISI) as revenge for executions of
terrorists in Pakistan.
The hanging of the ISI official identified as Bashir
Ahmad Khan was shown in videos released on
Sunday by the militant group.
In the first video , Bashir Ahmad Khan who was
surrounded by armed men wearing mask said
that he was recruited by the ISI and trained to
trace the Taliban’s training camps.
“We were trained to trace the Taliban’s training
camps,” he said according to Reuters.
In the second video, the ISI official was hanged
till death while one of the masked men told the
reason behind the execution said that it was just
the beginning.
“The hanging of Bashir Ahmad is our response to
the Pakistani government who are busy hanging
our group members. This is just the beginning
and all those who are in our custody or those
who have any links with the Pakistan
government will face the same treatment ,” the
masked man said.
More than 200 death row convicts including
those involved in terror activities have been
hanged till death in different jails across Pakistan
since a six-year moratorium on death penalties
was lifted in December last year.
The Pakistani government has consistently been
asked by leading international organizations
including the United Nations, the European Union,
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch
to halt the executions but Pakistan maintains it
is according to its laws and will continue.
The deadly terror attack on an army-run school
in northwestern Peshawar City on December 16,
2014 prompted the Pakistani civilian and military
authorities to intensify their actions against
terrorists. Not only, the government removed the
ban on implementation of death penalty but also
launched a 20-point anti-terror action plan under
which military courts were also established
across the country.

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