'Holy wars': Pakistan militants vow to avenge Bin Laden death

Milita­nts distri­bute pamphl­ets pledgi­ng holy war to mark first annive­rsary of the killin­g of Osama bin Laden.


Afp May 08, 2012

MIRANSHAH: Militants in Pakistan’s North Waziristan on Tuesday distributed pamphlets pledging holy war to mark the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, albeit a week late.

Masked militants armed with assault rifles handed out copies of the pamphlet from pick-up vehicles in Miranshah, the main town of the tribal district that has become known as Pakistan's premier al Qaeda and Taliban hub.

"Let us pledge today that we will continue our jihad (holy war) and sacrifice our lives and property in the way of Allah like Sheikh Osama did," it said, unsigned and dated May 2, the anniversary of the al Qaeda leader's killing by US troops.

"Today, a year since Sheikh Osama bin Laden embraced martyrdom, the enemy America is repenting. It is facing defeat and Pakistan's future is also bleak," it said.

The pamphlet distribution followed two days of rare fighting between troops and militants in Miranshah that killed 19 soldiers and civilians, officials said.

Bin Laden was killed on May 2 2011 in a secret US Navy SEAL operation in a walled-off compound in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad.

Pakistan went on high alert last week over fears of revenge attacks, but the anniversary passed off peacefully.

COMMENTS (35)

PakShock | 10 years ago | Reply

@Cosmo:

Pak population has crossed the threshold of "more than enough stress" that can kill a conscientious human being. Now they "subconsciously" chose "denial" of all bad news to at least save their health. You can't blame them, can you? After all they are being blackmailed from every possible source they had respect for.

After their own leaders, Osama of Saudi Arabia and remnants of once freedom fighters(Afghan Mujahedin) are now behind the killing of more than 25,000 innocent Pak Civilians. Even the Clergy is after the buck and power thru controversial claims of blasphemy and women "rights".

Babbarsher khan | 10 years ago | Reply

At least these guys believe that US action in Abbottabad killed their Shaikh unlike thousands of other armchair resting drawing room jihadists! For them conspiracy theories are more pious than the holy Quran!

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