PESHAWAR: Taliban militants have released a video showing the execution of 15 Pakistani soldiers whose bodies were found earlier this month after they were kidnapped in the country’s northwest. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the killings. The 15 Frontier Constabulary (FC) troops were kidnapped late last month after a night-time raid on a checkpoint in Tank district. The 2.38-minute video was released late on Saturday and shows the blindfolded soldiers sitting in three rows on a hillside. The soldiers had their hands tied behind their backs and were flanked by two masked gunmen. FC commandant Majeed Khan Marwat told AFP that he had received the video and said that his men had been ‘martyred’.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 23rd, 2012.
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