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FC troops killing: Will demand reply from Taliban, says Prof Ibrahim

- February 18, 2014 - Updated 1240 PKT - From Web Edition

ISLAMABAD: Professor Ibrahim Khan, member of Taliban negotiating team, said on Tuesday that the team will demand an answer from Taliban over the ruthless killing of 23 Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers, Geo News reported.


While talking to Geo News, Professor Ibrahim said they are facing difficulties in establishing contact with the Taliban while there are obstacles in communication among their groups as well.


He said the media and masses have raised questions over the Taliban's heinous action of killing 23 detained FC personnel, and the negotiating team will seek a reply from Taliban.


Professor Ibrahim told the team will ask about the dead bodies of the martyred soldiers and the reason of their brutal act during the dialogue process.


It is pertinent to mention here that TTP Mohmand Agency chapter claimed beheading 23 detained FC men on Sunday night.


Umar Khorasani, in charge of the Mohammad Agency Taliban, claimed that the held FC men were captured from the Shonkrai post in June 2010. There was, however, no confirmation or reaction from the government or official TTP spokesman till the filing of this report.


Khorasani claimed the Taliban had been asking the government to stop the alleged killing of their colleagues as the release of prisoners was their basic demand but the government did not listen to them.


He said the FC men were killed in revenge for the alleged killing of their colleagues by the government. Agencies add from Peshawar.

Reader Comments
Spineless leaders of spineless country. Instead of enforcing justice we are asking for explaination. Prime minister is 'condemning' the act, somebody remind them that they are in POWER... Allah has granted them power to protect the innocent and punish the killers as per Sharia. You 'condemn' acts when you are powerless you fix them when you have power and capability to fix them. Looks like our people at helm lacks both.

Aslam Butt
All the plot formed for negotiating teams was wrong. Taliban Committee represented by "non-taliban" can not do anything, they will have many lame excuses when some complication is arises. If any negotiation in real manner is to be conducted, then real representative of Taliban and Government should meet some where in a place that is safe for both parties.

Anwar Khan
What a joke. As if any explanation can justify the cold-blooded beheading of 23 FC soldiers and the ruthless, chilling message sent in the video displaying their headless bodies. This is a watershed moment. No more talks with butchers who question the very legitimacy of the state. My heart goes out to the families of the murdered soldiers who were doing their duty when captured by the TTP.

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