KHAR: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) released a video on Friday showing what appeared to be the severed heads of a dozen Pakistani soldiers. Pakistani security officials had already confirmed that 15 of their soldiers went missing three days ago after a clash with the militants.
TTP Spokesman Sirajud Din sent AFP a video showing a militant commander posing with 12 heads arranged on the ground.
“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 is flanked in the footage by armed men including one wielding a huge axe.
Confirming the reports of missing soldiers, a senior security official told AFP, “At least 15 of our soldiers are still missing.”
Another security official said “more or less” that number of soldiers were missing but declined to give the exact total.