Taliban release video showing severed heads of 12 Pakistani soldiers

By AFP
Published: August 31, 2012
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This screen grab from a video released by the Taliban to the AFP shows men wielding an axe and AK-47 rifle as they stand over severed heads of Pakistani soldiers. PHOTO: AFP

This screen grab from a video released by the Taliban to the AFP shows men wielding an axe and AK-47 rifle as they stand over severed heads of Pakistani soldiers. PHOTO: AFP

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.

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  • saad ur rehman
    Aug 31, 2012 - 8:08PM

    very sad news

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  • Aug 31, 2012 - 8:10PM

    They disgrace God by praising him before such heinous acts and then chanting God is Greatest throughout the gory ordeal.

    I saw the video and believe me, the death of all of these infidels is my top wish right now.

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  • Sir King Kong Bunty
    Aug 31, 2012 - 8:12PM

    So whos war is it now? I dont think even Indians dared to do such a thing to our soldiers.

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  • Nadir
    Aug 31, 2012 - 8:13PM

    Unfortunately since NATO has not claimed responsibility for the beheading no one will condemn such acts. However, the same people will then blame CIA-RAW-Mossad for backing the TTP, and then add that we should give “peace a chance” and negotiate with them!!

    Where are all the Pakistan Army Zindabad bridage now? Is all they can do is to share emotionally charged pictures on Facebook and Twitter, and write comments starting with “i have tears in my eyes…….”. All these so called patriots can do is to churn out obscure conspiracy theories and make jingoistic nose with the blood of soldiers and victims of terrorism! So go ahead and talk about negotiations….but the other side is wielding an axe!

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  • Cautious
    Aug 31, 2012 - 8:15PM

    What’s it going to take before you start taking these terrorist seriously? Almost all of these bad guys are setup in the tribal territories so maybe it’s time to quit focusing on the few in Afghanistan and focus on those right under your nose.

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  • rizwan
    Aug 31, 2012 - 8:16PM

    Praise be to God that the mujahideen in Bajaur agency have managed to kill the infidel soldiers of Pakistan,” he says.

    the world sees it as a case of muslims killing muslims, but according to these brutes, they are killing infidels………………………………………

    huh, still their is reluctance on the part of army to take action against these murderers……..

    even if they are indian/jewish agents why is it that we can’t kill them.
    why?…………13 young men………….no demonstrations are going to happen this time………..well, it’s the PAST which is tormenting us.

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  • M. Salim
    Aug 31, 2012 - 8:19PM

    Barbaric acts with chant of “Allah o Akbar”. How much more time required for Pakistanis to wake up and take a stand against the Taliban infidels?

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  • bangash
    Aug 31, 2012 - 8:21PM

    and Imran Khan wants to “negotiate” with these savages who are chopping off heads.

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  • Syed
    Aug 31, 2012 - 8:21PM

    What is pakistani army doing? is this how they will fight the talibans? this way they will probably kill everyone in the armyRecommend

  • shahid
    Aug 31, 2012 - 8:22PM

    Imran Khan and all Taliban sympathisers ” Taliban did this because they they were hit by thier dads in early age” they are innocent and not guity

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  • Syed Izhar Baqir
    Aug 31, 2012 - 8:23PM

    Talban are not muslims! So pak Army my all wishes with you!!

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  • Muhammad Hassan
    Aug 31, 2012 - 8:23PM

    Once we take a peace caravan to our Muslim everything will be lovey dovey.

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  • Baba Ji
    Aug 31, 2012 - 8:24PM

    and you want to open a new front in North Waziristan on the behest of the “masters” who are running with their tails between their legs from there …

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  • Sharjeel Jawaid
    Aug 31, 2012 - 8:27PM

    General Kiyani, Please act fast to prevent “Pakistan” being over run by “North Waziristan”.

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  • C. Nandkishore
    Aug 31, 2012 - 8:30PM

    Now the war is truly on. Hope the Pakistani people realize that their own soldiers are being killed.

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  • dalwala
    Aug 31, 2012 - 8:34PM

    “You see 12 heads here, and more heads are on the way.” What’s that suppose to mean? chopping off the heads od bravest soldiers in the world is that easy to them? What is wrong with us?

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  • True Muslim Paki
    Aug 31, 2012 - 8:48PM

    @Rizwan: ” why?…13 young men…no demonstrations are going to happen this time…”

    You are right. No demonstration will happen. & Ask yourself & people around & you know why!

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  • Midhat
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:02PM

    @bangash
    Imran khan is giving the only workable solution here. Understand that We hate these terrorists, but, admit that you cant defeat them with just drones, You bomb 10 of these barbarians but 10 more innocent die with them, and that helps in recruiting more of these terrorist who just want to avenege! This is a never ending cycle!! it has been going since 8 years n has just increased radicalization. We need a plan thats workable! Khan doesnt favour them, he is coming up with workable solution that can ultimately save us from these savages

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  • Amira
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:02PM

    Pakistanis are like sheep in a slaughter house. They are paralyzed and just watch what is going to happen, even though they know what IS happening. It’s not only the army who has to get going, it’s the duty of each and everyone to fight against the people who destroy Pakistan in the name of Islam. Everybody must have the courage to face the religious zealots of all shades every day.
    Pakistan zindabad!

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  • catfish
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:03PM

    these taliban should be tortured, murdered, their corpse mutilated and their bodies hung on the streets to teach others a lesson. they deserve absolutely no sympathy from us. we should do an operation and once and for finish these guys. this is enough.

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  • imran
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:05PM

    ohh well what one can say about such ignorant ppl.. these ttp is made of foreigners and some smuggler of fata too and they should b finished and our gov shud take active part in it on all the fronts .. but sadly we r busy with soo many absurdly created problems that we dont care about such a problem.. if these ppl r given safe heaven in afghanistan then we must cross the border and teach them a lesson .. if turkey can cross iraq’s border to bomb kurdish rebels then why cant we cross border and finish these fasadis…Recommend

  • Asher Rafiq
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:09PM

    We need swift action against TTP(Killers).This is Pakistan’s war now, and if any religious leader or party favours these killers or says lets negotiate ,send them behind bars. We don’t need their coward statements.I Pray Pakistan army crush these killers , they should be eliminate from the surface of this earth.

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  • Khalq e Khuda
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:09PM

    We must understand that UNLESS the supporters of Taliban and Taliban apologist like PTI and JI are not tried for treason and jailed we will not be able to get victory over these monsters.

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  • akmal
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:11PM

    It is very sad. It is height of brutality and even Nazis of 2nd World War would have vever committed such heineous brutality. Taliban shame on you and the kind of philosophy u follow. Nation must get rid of these butchers.

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  • Sidewinder
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:14PM

    my condolences to the bereaved families of these fallen soldiers.lets hope their spilled blood doesn’t go waste…

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  • Salim
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:15PM

    What do Difaa e Pakistan Council have to say about this ??? Imran Khan and SR, are you there ??? OR Is it an American, Israeli and Indian cospiracy as usual???Recommend

  • True Voice of Pakistan
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:15PM

    Sheikh Rasheed and IK…Please go and meet your Amir-ul-Momineen Squard….

    If watch the real video…..Can you bring them to stream line human society …No…these are scorpions and snakes and their nature is to bite you….

    History is full of these heinous people…

    They need be to razed entirely…

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  • Zalmai
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:16PM

    @Pakpower

    Can you provide a link to the video and do they speak Pashto in the video?

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  • Enlightened
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:16PM

    Repeated incidents of such nature are not good for the morale of the troops. Its indeed surprising that why so many troops are getting captured in the first place and it so appears that they are surrendering without a fight which has happened before as well. Lack of motivation among troops will not help matters since TTP who have been described by the top brass as Indian agents have realized that it was a total bluff on them. Kayani warning about a civil war breaking out in Pakistan was no speculation but as feared by him the same might become a reality in the near future. ET, I know you are not going to publish this comment but things are looking extremely bleak for Pakistan which is the land of my ancestors.

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  • Qaisrani
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:17PM

    Why religion every where??Why can’t we talk without using the derogatory terms like”infidels”?We all are sick people.Even if some one is infidel,then should he be killed??
    Lease FATA to Chinese for 3 months every 5 years.3 months must include holy month of Ramazan.believe me there will be peace.NATO and Americans cannot wipe them.Only Chinese and Russians can do it for better and peaceful world.

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  • Dr.S.Hassan
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:21PM

    Shame on us as a nation….Killings of Muslims by non-Muslims in Burma and elsewhere in the world are condemned by our shameless religious/political leaders and by our shameless general people.And the very killings of unfortunate Muslims by Muslims are not condemned by our Shameless nation.One way or the other majority of the Pakistanis sympathize these creatures……Shame on us as a nation.

    What a creature we are?Our security institutions are not serious in eliminating these terrorists from the face of earth.Believe me if they really want to eliminate them, they can do so.There is a lot being said about North Waziristan operation but the operation will be done only when all of them leave N.W.A and migrate to other areas of Pakistan and make life of people hell over there.So the forces will just hit rocks,mountains and empty houses.Recommend

  • Jat
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:22PM

    Why dont you Pakistanis just lay down your weapons and surrender to the Taliban ? This way at least your soldiers will not lose their lives needlessly.

    This is the worst kind of death for any soldier – to be beheaded by one’s own countrymen.

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  • Maharastrian
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:24PM

    What a sad development. Hard to see what exists in the minds of liberals! If American masters can negotiate with with the militants, why can’t Pakistan? People here are calling TTP kafir! What harm is there then in the TTP fighters treating army soldiers as Kaffirs?

    Let’s hope sanity prevails, and people sit down together to negotiate a common front against the external enemies.

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  • SaneVoice
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:24PM

    Time to Awake. Handful of Terrorists have defaced Islam. The system in Pakistan has badly failed and the terrorists are at large and greatly flourished due incompetent governance.. Killings in Pakistan is a shame for whole humanity and infact we are not deserved to be a country. Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, FATA, Gilgit Baltistan name any city of Pakistan, is soaked in the blood of innocent people.

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  • Pashtun
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:28PM

    Thats what happens when you indirectly fight for NATA

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  • dr. yasir irshad
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:33PM

    so, congratulations to taliban appologists including IMRAN KHAN,JAMAAT E ISLAMI,PML N AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST HAMEED GULL ON THIS EVENT….Nobody will mourn these soldiers if they were not from this country called pakistan,only jihadis dying in military action or drone strikes are muslims, pakistani and worth for great hue and cry their supporters and appologists in our media raise………

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  • Expatriate
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:37PM

    TTP by such acts have confirmed that they are bunch of criminals and worst than mad dogs.
    Even Chengiz and Haluka Khans were more civilised than these perverted savages.

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  • Nissar
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:40PM

    @Sir King Kong Bunty:
    It is not a question of daring to behead a prisoner It is just low culture. The Indian Army are civilized and will not do such a thing.

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  • True Voice of Pakistan
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:40PM

    Rehman Malik…..If your intel is not capable of detecting caller, when they call AFP/ upload videos on internet, how is it possible, Pakistani Government is not capable of identifying the place…SHAME ON YOU> SHAME ON ZARDARI GOVERNMENT…

    You made Pakistani people insecure and become threat for entire region…

    where is sleeping CJ…Recommend

  • Iftikhar Khan
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:41PM

    @Midhat:
    Imran Khan never condemns them he is their apologist, so many people are observing his soft corner for them, it is time for people like you to look at things critically rather then through blind love for Imran. Drones are attacking them because we are unable to deal with them. Once we start providing justice drones will stop automatically. We don’t want drone attack ourselves but at the same time these people are boyond repair(unfortunately) and should be destroyed, the sooner we do it properly the better, talks and compassion can only happen once they are brought to their knees. You talk from position of strength not from position of weakness. Sincerely

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  • farrukh
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:44PM

    The israeli government has an effective record of dealing with such terrorists so we can handover the waziristan to them for two years to wipe out these fanatic terroists.Recommend

  • gp65
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:44PM

    @Syed Izhar Baqir: “Talban are not muslims! So pak Army my all wishes with you!!


    First of all, my hearty condolences to the families of the soldiers. No soldier deserves this. Yes a soldier expects to lose his life defending the country from an enemy attack but to be executed like this – no soldier deserves this.

    I can understand your desire that people who wield such cruelty should be dealt with severely by your army. I am unclear why you find it necessary to declare them non-Muslims ? Isn’t their action enough to invite your anger or do you ffind that even to be angry you have to first declare the other party non-Muslim? Not surprisingly, the Taliban killing Pak ary soldiers also declared the soldiers kuffar.

    How long will this game of deciding who is a Muslim and who is nott – by other humans go on? This dangerous game started in 1974 when Ahmadis were declared non-Muslim. At this time almost 50% of Sunnis in Pakistan consider Shias to be non-Muslim. This is a slippery slope that you all have embarked upon. Please take a U-turn.

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  • Aug 31, 2012 - 9:46PM

    These traitors are killing Pak soldiers by the dozens. What hope the minorities?

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  • khaleeq nazar
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:53PM

    Half hearted response of decision makers towards animals in the shape of humans.

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  • Gen Zia Ul Haq ka baab
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:53PM

    I blame half the Pakistani public that supports these animals and the other half that reamins silent ,those that let ZAB take us down the route of mullahisation and those who let Zia cement mullah culture in our mindsets. We could have spoken up and stopped it but we did not. And now the chickens have come home to roost – you reap what you sow. So please stop blaming others and start blaming yourselves everytime you look in the mirror

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  • Zalmai
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:55PM

    When will Pakistan wake up from their slumber and realize the fallacy of their ill conceived policies. Apne harkaton say baaz nahin aye abhi dekho tamasha. I hope some of you feel the pain that Pakistan put Afghans through from 1996 to 2001. This drama could have been averted if Pakistan had played its cards right. Recommend

  • Sharjeel Jawaid
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:55PM

    No one from the clergy has ever said a word against such barbabic acts of these misguided people. It seems that they have their tacit support. All patriotic Pakistanis should rise to prevent the rule of the “Kharijite Emirate of North Waziristan”.

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  • Gen Zia Ul Haq ka baab
    Aug 31, 2012 - 9:56PM

    Where is the good looking mullah , where is aalim online , where is the JUI – probably busy attending a rally of a banned outfitRecommend

  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Aug 31, 2012 - 10:05PM

    Is it a turning point now ?

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  • rizwan
    Aug 31, 2012 - 10:09PM

    @gp65:

    i was to discuss the same with my pakistani brothers M. Salim and Syed bakir.
    why is it necessary to declare them infidels before you kill them…..

    but, irony is that my brothers are still having their eyes closed. and, yes, since they are writing in english, so they are decently educated too. have a computer at their home/workplace, thus fairly prosperous. but, still they harbour such RELIGIOUS SUPREMACISM, and then complain about yahoodi/hindu duplicity…..pathetic…

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  • Jadugar
    Aug 31, 2012 - 10:12PM

    To all those Leaders of Pakistan who have taken position to protect and guard the the citizen of Pakistan should start wearing “Dupatta” on their heads and “bangle” on their hands, this includes our Mr. Suo motto champion . Pakistan army may not be able to defeat Taliban but can surely cripple them for good. If they decide to do it, I am with them.

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  • murad alam
    Aug 31, 2012 - 10:19PM

    Divide and Rule has always been their policy. There are some minority groups of Pakistan who instigate and provoke Army to attack.
    On the other hand those minority groups flatter uneducated and emotional tribals to clash head on with the incompetent and corrupt government machinery of Pakistan.
    It seems those hidden hands are quite successful in starting a chain reaction of killings and revenge.

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  • Turab Khan
    Aug 31, 2012 - 10:21PM

    while this heinous act is to be condemned fully i can’t stop myself saying: taste of your own medicine!!!
    pakistan was doing this to Afghanistan for the last 15 years or so. now the same medicine is given to pakistan. When will you guys wake up and admit your faulty two faced strategy vis-a-vis Afghanistan? Hand over mullah omar and cohorts to Afghanistan and you will in the long term win. After all Afghans by nature, history and tradition are more near to pakistan than India. Pakistan has to take courageous and bold step which in short term might worsen the situation but in long term they will benefit most from making clear choices.

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  • John
    Aug 31, 2012 - 10:22PM

    A deplorable act against a well budget army which needs to be fight out with these creatures and not expect others to wipe them out for them.

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  • shahid
    Aug 31, 2012 - 10:26PM

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  • Midhat
    Aug 31, 2012 - 10:29PM

    @Iftikhar Khan:
    You can’t kill ideology by drones! Instead of isolating them to deal with them , we keep on bombing the whole damn place, kill innocent along with a few and keep on further creating more! Cant you see the plan hasn’t worked? it has radicalized the society to an extent that its getting out of control. US with their superior war weapons still can’t keep the taliban out? Even they are looking into alternate workable solutions! All I care is for this to finish. I have seen your it way and seen it getting worse. Clearly it isnt working!!

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  • Indian Catholic
    Aug 31, 2012 - 10:31PM

    Ilyas Kashmiri did this earlier and he was rewarded by none other than Gen. Pervez Musharraf.
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    At that time, where was the sympathy?

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  • Zalmai
    Aug 31, 2012 - 10:38PM

    ET moderators edited excerpts from A mirage mis-named strategic depth, by the late and great Pakistani writer Eqbal Ahmed from my post, which was a prescient piece of writing predicting the actions of the Taliban and their movement in 1998.
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  • suraj
    Aug 31, 2012 - 10:43PM

    Nobody takes stock of this situation and introspect themselves on what is wrong.. why is this happening.. are we moving towards stone-age…

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  • Sami
    Aug 31, 2012 - 10:55PM

    It seems like Islamic jihadi army (TTP) taking on army fighting in the way of Allah. Sad. Something is wrong with this picture. It definitely is a conspiracy by the enemies of Pakistan and Islam to make it look like Muslims are killing Muslims in the most horrible of ways.

    One way to know whether TTP is actually the backers of the enemies of Islam is to declare that captured TTP will be deemed as non Muslims and their travel documents will reflect so. If the TTP are true Muslims, they will not indulge in violence as they will not want to risk the wrath of Allah. If the violence continues, then we know it is RAW and Mossad agents, as they do not believe in one God and submission.

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  • Haris Chaudhry
    Aug 31, 2012 - 10:57PM

    Pakistan is going down fast…!! Pak army should either surrender itself to Taliban.. Much better than ceding territory to murderous thugs and still pretending to be in full control of the country..Recommend

  • Concern1
    Aug 31, 2012 - 10:58PM

    @shahid: Where is Imran Khan, Jammat E islami mullah samiullah why are they not saying anything??Recommend

  • Sami
    Aug 31, 2012 - 10:59PM

    Non state actors vs. state actors… or should TTP be classified as freedom fighters and mujahids? Where is DPC?

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  • FJ
    Aug 31, 2012 - 11:01PM

    Is IK want to stop drones to kill these terrorists?Recommend

  • Asok
    Aug 31, 2012 - 11:03PM

    Hold some more protest marches against US drones killing these mujahids.

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  • Midhat
    Aug 31, 2012 - 11:04PM

    @Iftikhar Khan:
    What justification can you give to a 17 year old uneducated boy whose family was bombed to death for nothing! he can easily be brainwashed into seeing the State as his enemy. He has nothing to lose, he knows he will die so you cant intimidate him. I am not justifying his terrorist ways but understand that while we need to kill the terrorist we need to stop making more too!

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  • Midhat
    Aug 31, 2012 - 11:12PM

    @Iftikhar Khan:
    What justification can you give to a 17 year old uneducated boy whose family was bombed to death for nothing! he can easily be brainwashed into seeing the State as his enemy. He has nothing to lose, he knows he will die so you cant intimidate him. I am not justifying his terrorist ways but understand that while we need to kill the terrorist we need to stop making more too!Recommend

  • ashok
    Aug 31, 2012 - 11:22PM

    Is this not the battle for the ultimate control of some if not all of the 100s of Islamic nuclear bomb hidden all over Pakistan? Taliban (literally student of Islam) declare Pakistan army as Kafir and Pakistan can not declare Taliban as non-Muslims.

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  • Mirza
    Aug 31, 2012 - 11:26PM

    The civilized and democratic world is stunned at the extent to which these hardened fascist fanatic terrorists could go. There is an open war imposed upon the poor people of Pakistan by these rightwing terrorists. No wonder no rightwing party including PML-N, and PTI are not showing outrage against these murders. They way these atrocities are committed regularly has no parallel in modern history.
    While the rightwing is fascinated by the Memo or unwritten letter, there is an elephant in the room and everybody is blind of its presence. Pakistan’s problem is fanaticism and terrorism and nothing else. Our export has stopped (trained terrorists) now we have to deal with all this mess that we have created mostly during army rule of Zia.

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  • Mujhe hay hukm e azan
    Aug 31, 2012 - 11:37PM

    If American Generals have regular meetings with our COAS and our Army will do what Americans want, then what else to expect?
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  • romi
    Aug 31, 2012 - 11:38PM

    unfortunately an blame game situation with no win on both side. our army also killed them and make excuse and so do the mujahideen. i will say that the army should leave them. nothing will happpent in our cities and it will be like before. the americans know they cant fight the mujahideens and let our army do their dirty job. results is that on both side muslims get killed and the US is laughing. the pk army should not enter that region to fight the mujahideen.

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  • Pakistani
    Aug 31, 2012 - 11:47PM

    Every Talib caught should be killed on sight. Unless these illegitimate people are killed summarily before they are taken to courts, things will continue to grow bad.

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  • Bala
    Aug 31, 2012 - 11:56PM

    99% of Pakistan believe Muslims cannot kill Muslims! This belief is the root cause of Pakistan not being able to target such Terrorists. When a Building shakes and cracks, you need to take a look at its weak foundations.

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  • Mustafa Alvi
    Aug 31, 2012 - 11:58PM

    They had declared war against pakistan a long time ago its time we finally realise this ! Our soldiers are sitting ducks out there and its time the pak army takes the offensive to the ttp

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  • A Reader
    Sep 1, 2012 - 12:02AM

    The monster Pakistan made in their laboratory, the madrassas, has now turned on its creator.

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  • Roshan
    Sep 1, 2012 - 12:24AM

    some kids have no idea about the conflict. they propose bombing these terrorist like turkey bombs iraqi kurds! well kiddies before proposing such an action take one deep breath and try to understand the background of this whole situation and be brave to put difficult questions to your elders. these terrorists who are the baddies were once considered good guys when they were ruining Afghanistan and you guys were happy. now don’t cry foul when these childeren of your failed policy have turned their guns against you guys! this is what i call taste of your own medicine. good luck drinking it.

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  • jagirdara
    Sep 1, 2012 - 12:26AM

    These are Islam’s holy warriors no one can ddfeat them. Pakistani army should ask forgiveness from Allah and not bow down to US army for arms and dollars.

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  • Babloo
    Sep 1, 2012 - 12:56AM

    Yes they are barbaric, irrespective of who they kill.
    But wait, if they had killed Indians accross the border, the state of Pakistan would sponsor them and they would be called “mujahideen” !

    But Indians will not call them mujahideen, even if they kill Pakistani soldiers.
    They are barbarians.

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  • Iftikhar Khan
    Sep 1, 2012 - 1:47AM

    @Midhat:
    I do not support Drones attacks but that does not mean talking to animals. IK never openly condemns taliban or any terror attack, never demanded capital punishments for those who take people out of the bus and butcher them. Leaders of the DPR rallies are the mentors of the 17 year old you talked about and Imran stand with them. If he wants to save those 17 year olds then he need to openly oppose those madrassas. Also it is wrong to say that the bombings of last 7 yrs alone has produced them these animal are there for a long time before that.

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  • sad
    Sep 1, 2012 - 2:53AM

    each one of these were a father, a son, a husband, a brother. Barbarians, how can one even sleep in the night after doing a thing like this.
    Repulsive.. what we reap is what we sow. please stop this madness and carpet bomb that place to stone ages.

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  • imran
    Sep 1, 2012 - 4:01AM

    This is what you get for killing your owne people for USA. Pakistan Army stop conquering your owne people.

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  • JAHANZEB ZAHID
    Sep 1, 2012 - 5:30AM

    I really praise my nation for founding another Bangladesh and Russia with the help of US policies. Still no lesson learnt from history which proved no solution except negotiation in that region, which is now even agreed by USA. According to Wikipedia total killed by Drone attacks in Pakistan estimated as between 1,879 and 3,240 including women and children but still no clear credentials of these people are given by authorities yet.

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  • Pollack
    Sep 1, 2012 - 7:39AM

    The Taliban are brothers of Imran khan and king khan has a lot of “brotherly” respect for them. So they will never do such a thing! So obviously it’s a Zionist, imperialist and baaniya “conspiracy”! Ah…now I feel better!

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  • Sep 1, 2012 - 7:49AM

    That’s it. Anybody thinks otherwise, can go hike on it. Salams

    01092012 ET: This is the payback from the NATO / ISAF forces because an Afghan soldier shot three Australian soldiers and two died in a helicopter crash. The result was cancellation of a meeting between General Kayani and the US General.

    The very same Mujahideen propped up by the USA, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are now haunting us and teaching us a lesson in revenge. When and if we hit back is the question. Nevertheless, for the present, it is a Catch-22 situation for Pakistan and defense of our borders from internal blackguards is the need of the hour.

    Where are the so-called voices of reason? Hypocritically absent. The same species of Taliban are present in our National and Provincial Assemblies and cabinets. The same pseudo Pakistanis are dual faced and are always the first to tuck their tails between their legs and run.

    Salams

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  • Sidewinder
    Sep 1, 2012 - 9:48AM

    and some people still worry about the Image of Pakistan being projected in International circuit…

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  • IMM
    Sep 1, 2012 - 10:22AM

    As you sow so shell you reap

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  • Sep 1, 2012 - 10:30AM

    Our nation is going to have INJURIES AND INSULTS, both. We cannot attain honour, respect, safety of any degree for ourselves and our coming generations, by closing our eyes, and waiting for help from unknown avenues.

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  • James
    Sep 1, 2012 - 10:55AM

    @Sami:
    The letters in this forum is not complete without at least one conspiracy theorist.You subscribe to the popular view that most Pakistanis behave like an ostrich

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  • James
    Sep 1, 2012 - 11:07AM

    @romi:
    Ignore them at your peril.They will advance into your cities to implement their hard core ideology.What will your army do then.Remember Swat,and all the peace deals.Learn from recent history.Once the Americans leave,your leaders will blame the US for abandoning them.Basically the same line that Pakistan took after the defeat of USSR

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  • Sep 1, 2012 - 11:28AM

    @saad ur rehman:
    Is the news sad only?? . Does it not cause anger in your mind. if you keep mum on such news treating as sad news only then you too are responsible for such killing as the silent supporters of TTP.

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  • Freedom Seeker
    Sep 1, 2012 - 11:29AM

    NO COMMENTS……..Its time for action now for whole of Pakistan.

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  • Enlightened
    Sep 1, 2012 - 12:47PM

    The bottom line is that Kayani has to formulate a new strategy against these cold blooded murderers and eliminate them to raise the morale of the security forces. Our best wishes from across the border are with the people and security forces of Pakistan in fighting militancy on war footing.

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  • Sher Ghazi
    Sep 1, 2012 - 12:57PM

    These are the enemies of God, they are fighting with God, The day will come when these slaves of pupets will answers about there sins. Why army waiting for USA orders , Go ahead and wash out the hide outs of militants.

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  • jatin
    Sep 1, 2012 - 1:01PM

    What goes round, comes around.

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  • Sep 1, 2012 - 1:11PM

    @imran:
    @bangash:

    Dear brothers, try to understand the situation… Self-created innocence will not help.

    See the history about the style and activities of these people of north. Now their target is capturing atomic capability of Pakistan at any cost, and then act “Dog in the Manger” for the world. . They are desperately attacking Defence Forces headquarters for achieving the aim. Entire world is afraid of their designs, and are trying to control the situation, and hedge Pakistan for global safety.

    Man of north has always been ruthless… I do not want here to quote the history, the personalities and their deeds.

    We are avoiding and afraid of facing war, but that event has to happen sooner than later, anyway… Be ready for that, or get dishonored and annihilated.

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  • ibrahim
    Sep 1, 2012 - 4:45PM

    U taliban killed n called them infidels? Then what do u do with their La’illa ha i’llallah???

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  • Jim
    Sep 1, 2012 - 7:54PM

    Didn’t one of your terrorists behead an Indian soldier and carry the “trophy” to Musharraf to be rewarded by him. My, my…how things come back to bite you. Feel awfully sorry for the poor soldiers, but guess who should be held responsible…Recommend

  • Eckhart johnson
    Sep 1, 2012 - 10:28PM

    Your nation is slipping away…..Wont br surprised if Taliban takes over it in the coming years…

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  • Sep 2, 2012 - 12:12AM

    These mullahs are destroying Islam and Pakistan on all fronts in Pakistan – the question is why the people of Pakistan – those who consider themselves Muslim – allow these monsters free reign?

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  • Rani
    Sep 2, 2012 - 3:04AM

    @Indian Catholic:
    Don’t poke nose in our mattersRecommend

  • PakArmySoldier
    Sep 2, 2012 - 5:43AM

    I hope PTI supporters would lobby their leader to take a more robust stance against the enemies of Pakistan. I like Imran Khan but his view to negotiate with these animals is naive at best.

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  • Singh
    Sep 2, 2012 - 5:45AM

    Give a month notice to civilian to move out of area then Nuke it.

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  • Nobody
    Sep 2, 2012 - 8:26AM

    @Nissar:
    Not to stray too far off topic, but nothing about wars (namely between India-Pakistan) in our history was “civilized.” War itself can not be civilized; it’s ugly, but often unfortunately necessary. As it is in this case.
    Difference is, in most cases (not all) war is a fight for SOMETHING (be it land, rights, independence, etc) whereas this war is being fought for NOTHING. Taliban and like minded will achieve NOTHING, will accomplish NOTHING, and will have NOTHING in reality (what they think they’ll have in the afterlife is a different story and I’m not God but I assume they’ll be in for a surprise once they take the final trip to the big man upstairs). At the end of all this, they will have savagely murdered people, wreaked havoc, destroyed damaged and degraded humanity, and will still be what they are: savages with no home, no country, no land, no loyalty. People of Pak, what more must you see before standing up….your own army is being savagely murdered by infidel monsters whose loyalties lie with no one. Wake up and smell the bloodshed quickly before it’s too late!

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  • sak
    Sep 2, 2012 - 9:33AM

    There have been 2 full fledged military operations in Bajuar agency and peace has not come, so only military operation is not the only solution. All IK is saying we need to talk to them as well, military option will always have to be on the table. IK is also right when he opposes Drone attacks in tribal areas, imagine the same happening in Lahore /Karachi……….. Lastly he wants Pakistan to renounce the war on terrorism which was started by the US and Allies. We will have to fight and negotiate according to our own terms and needs.

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  • Mubashir
    Sep 2, 2012 - 9:35AM

    Savages. This has nothing to do with Islam. They are doing to Islam and Muslims what even Non Muslims couldn’t accomplish. Scorn and Global Disgust.

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  • Zain M
    Sep 2, 2012 - 10:17AM

    These terrorists are sick and brutal people. The real sinners are their apologist and supporters in Pakistan. How Imran Khan can be so naive ??

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  • Sad human
    Sep 2, 2012 - 11:55AM

    Have the TTP fidels forgotten that Islam is supposed to be compassionate and peace loving and preaches universal brotherhood?
    What a sad irony!

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  • SAD
    Sep 2, 2012 - 4:06PM

    Your Saudi petro $$ at work.

    But the mentally challenged will still blame India.

    When will we get rid of the Wahabi curse on Pakistan?

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  • Sindhi-Topi
    Sep 2, 2012 - 5:55PM

    How long will the “Religion of Peace” argument hold?

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  • Akhtar Baloch
    Sep 2, 2012 - 10:27PM

    The TTP are a bunch of young and wild terrorists that have no interest in negotiating with our country, they are receiving money and arms from foreign powers including the CIA and Mossad, they are the scum of the earth and should be wiped off the face of the earth. Find the men responsible for this and hang them in front of everyone to see, kill everyone associated with them.

    SI VIS PACEM PARRABELUM! ”If you want peace, prepare for war”

    PAKISTAN ZINDABAD!

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  • Muzaffar
    Sep 3, 2012 - 10:10AM

    @True Voice of Pakistan:
    @shahid:
    @bangash:
    Imran Khan’s method of tackling extremism and insurgency goes way over your heads

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  • Gaurav
    Sep 4, 2012 - 10:07AM

    May god give peace to these unfortunate soldiers.
    They went through same fate as
    Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja, a fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force who was tortured and killed by the Pakistani forces in the 1999 Kargil War in Kashmir

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajay_Ahuja.

    Civilized behavior is expected for all POWs.

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  • Jaideep Gupta
    Sep 4, 2012 - 6:12PM

    This fanatics are not human.They are demons.They are against Islam.their only concern is how to loot people and make the welfare of themselves.time is now rife that Pakistan takes serious steps against them otherwise the very basis of the country will come crumbling.The cruelity they have shown by beheading Pak soldiers is unparallel.

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  • D.P.S. Chowhan
    Sep 13, 2012 - 9:08PM

    I pray to Allah Pak for restoration of peace in Pakistan and neighbouring areas of Afghanistan;
    for ushering of new era of education, prosperity by eradication of poverty in the Afpak region.

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