Militants behead 'fake' Taliban

Published: October 28, 2010
File photo of Taliban militants.

File photo of Taliban militants.

KHAR: Militants beheaded three “common criminals” allegedly masquerading as Taliban while stealing and kidnapping for ransom, a local official and residents said.

The trio was captured two days ago and their bodies dumped in fields in the Yaka Ghaound district of Mohmand, one of the seven districts in Pakistan’s lawless tribal belt on the Afghan border, said local administrator Mairaj Khan.

Residents said a note was found near the bodies, identifying them as criminals “defaming” the Taliban. “They were involved in various crimes, including theft and kidnapping for ransom, posing as Taliban. We killed them so others may learn a lesson from this,” the note said.

A man who identified himself as a local Taliban spokesman said the trio had masqueraded as Taliban. “They were defaming our organisation,” said the man who called himself Sajjad Mohmand.

The Taliban have been blamed for many of the deadliest bomb attacks hitting Western targets, Pakistani security forces and civilians across Pakistan over the past three years. The militia is fighting an insurgency against the Pakistani military concentrated in the tribal belt and other parts of the northwest.

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  • Qasim Cheema
    Oct 28, 2010 - 2:48PM

    Defaming Taliban…. what a joke,, do they need to be defamed?
    the note should have been like “why you guys are doing little crimes?”Recommend

  • Oct 28, 2010 - 4:27PM

    ‎”Taliban beheaded common criminals who were disguising themselves as Taliban and were involved in stealing and other petty crimes”.

    Have you heard anything more twisted and perverted? Taliban actually have a repute and apparently they are working hard to uphold it. Ofcourse they don’t want low-life impersonators to bulldoze it by getting themselves involved in petty felonies like theft and abduction while posing as ‘Talibs’ now, do they?Recommend

  • Oct 28, 2010 - 4:29PM

    ah another one of those organizations that focuses on maintaining discipline Recommend

  • KM
    Oct 28, 2010 - 7:39PM

    Well these TTP guys should NOT call themselves as Talibans, as true Talibans will never act against Pakistan. First they should start beheading themselves for defaming Talibans … What are they beheading others for? By the way, they are right when they say “Chor ka bhi eemaan hota hai”.:)Recommend

  • Iqbal Khan
    Oct 28, 2010 - 7:54PM

    I guess these monsters and barbarians called Taliban only know about beheading humans. They are even worser than cannibals. Recommend

  • Talha Ahmed
    Oct 28, 2010 - 8:16PM

    For once, as muslims, we should give Taliban a chance. LISTEN TO THEM. THey only want the rule of Allah in Allah’s land. This country is one of the greatest gifts to us and for the first time in 60 years, some group of people are struggling (doing Jihad) to abolish pro-American government. We couldn’t do it. Why don’t we start listening to them and support them instead of listening to the propaganda called GEO news and from other Media institutes. Recommend

  • AIM
    Oct 28, 2010 - 10:51PM

    At least the Taliban jumped to the rescue of Pakistan’s sinking boat in the ocean of corruption! Recommend

  • Concerned Omega
    Oct 28, 2010 - 10:55PM

    @Talha Ahmed
    Why are you bothering to comment on tribune when you believe its all propaganda!
    What are you saying nothing was better for you. Give taliban a chance to what, nuke us now. Wonder if you relatives were the ones that had to bear a suicide attack would you say the same? Don’t come around trying to get something lame in front, the country is less of a gift more of a curse to which are bound to protect from India. The world will watch and talibans will loose inshallah.Recommend

  • faraz
    Oct 29, 2010 - 12:24AM

    Ya true taliban only kill non pushtoons Recommend

  • rKhan
    Oct 29, 2010 - 12:25AM

    Listen to this moron who goes by name of “Talha Ahmed”, people like him are responsible for the miseries of Pakiland..calling brutal Pashtun tribal code “Allah’s rule” is a joke.Recommend

  • Oct 29, 2010 - 1:15AM

    LOL Mullahs defaming ‘Taliban’!Recommend

  • Asad
    Oct 29, 2010 - 7:00AM

    When I read those people were defaming the Taliban, I thought maybe they were being nice, and helping other people. “Defaming”!!…pfffffff.Recommend

  • Hussain
    Oct 29, 2010 - 9:49AM

    @rKhan, Well as if u have been meeting taliban throughput your life and now them from scratch.. I hate people making judgement about things once they themselves know a freak about anything. You are a brain washed guy trained by media, go watch a latest bollywood or “any” wood movie and make ur opinion and start analyzing.. You all know nothing about Taliban or Mujahideen. Your heros are american forces who are responsible of killing Million of Muslims and if hope u understand what Million means.. What about their families? ever commented on that… pity to our situation. May Allah guide us All.. Recommend

  • Talha Ahmed
    Oct 29, 2010 - 11:46AM

    I am just saying “Have an open mind”. Listen to the other side of the story. They openly say that they DON”T KILL CIVILIANS. That is done by “other” foreign/local agents.

    Just be open to everything.
    And don’t lose your respect and integrity by having personal attacks. That won’t do any good. Recommend

  • Gul Khan
    Oct 29, 2010 - 12:26PM

    A local Taliban spokesman said . “They were defaming our organisation”.

    Funny isn;t it. Talabans can also be defamed. O you enemies of humanity and misguided people you have already reached nadir. You are at the lowest ebb of the beasts. Recommend

  • Talha Ahmed
    Oct 29, 2010 - 4:06PM

    @ Hussain’ Dua: May Allah Guide us All. . AMEN!! Recommend

  • nina
    Oct 29, 2010 - 6:31PM

    @Talha Ahmed
    Agree with your comments, most Pakistanis are brainewashed thinking their own Muslim brothers are the real terrorists!
    Please keep in mind all the atrocities committed by the US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, they have broken all international laws and conventions while pursuing their imperialistic goals. At least the real Taliban do not have armies in European countries or America killing the innocent civilians. There is the real Taliban and the fake. The fakes have the support of foreign masters who pay them great sums of money. Then there is the true Taliban who want foreign occupation of their land to end. If the true Taliban were so bad, then why under their rule in Afganistan the production of opium was almost wiped out, and why did people feel much safer then? Also why did British journalist Yvonne Ridley who was held hostage by the Taliban for a few days convert to Islam upon her release and understood who the true Taliban were. All the suicide bombings, killings etc etc are works of the “fake” Taliban who are paid by foreign masters to fulfill their agendas. Recommend

  • Talha Ahmed
    Oct 30, 2010 - 6:57AM

    @Nina: AGREED! Recommend

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