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Taliban kill 21 kidnapped Pak soldiers

- December 30, 2012 - Updated 146 PKT - From Web Edition

PESHAWAR: As many as 21 paramilitary soldiers abducted during a militant attack on check-posts on Thursday in FR Peshawar have been killed, Geo News reported Sunday.


Correspondent says the Levies personnel have been shot dead and their bodies have been dumped in Hasan Khel area of FR Peshawar.


He says that political officials and members of local Jirga were sent to the area to retrieve the bodies. All the bodies have been identified and families of the victims have been informed about the killings.


The proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan have claimed responsibility for the killings of security officials.


The shooting of the soldiers came a day after Pakistan Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud said in a video message the militants were willing to negotiate a ceasefire deal. However, he refused to disarm.

AFP adds,Taliban militants have shot dead 21 Pakistani soldiers who were kidnapped three days ago in northwest Pakistan, officials said.

The soldiers were abducted from two government paramilitary camps outside Peshawar on Thursday and the bodies were discovered about four kilometres away.


"We found 21 bullet riddled bodies of security personnel a short while ago in an uninhabited area," local government official Naveed Akbar told AFP.


"One was found alive but wounded and admitted to hospital while another managed to escape unhurt."


Gul Shehzad, another government official, said authorities received information just before midnight that some bodies were lying in the wilderness within about four kilometres of the camps.


"The hands of soldiers were tied with rope before they were shot," Shehzad told AFP.


He said Taliban militants had accepted the responsibility for the kidnappings.

Reader Comments
I think only PML(N) or PTI can control these Talibans, I appeal to PPP Govt. to let them handle these people and ask their help & support.

Nazeer Hayat
so who are these TTP? Definitely not the same as taliban in Afghanistan. They seem to be favoring everything this government wants to do.

yes ali i agree with u bcoz talibaan are animals ? and those who killed by taliban(animals) that all belonged with my village.i hate taliban

United Kingdom
The cruel and barbaric killing of the innocent soldiers is barbarism of the worst kind, and degree; the nation vehemently condemns it.

TTP are beasts not human being. Shame on those who still support them and want to negociate with them. They are killers of innocent muslims and agents of the enemies of Pakistan.

Ali Khan
Are there any winners in this war? All are losers, so why are we fighting it?

kaiser waziri
What a way to bring in Islam ..... and we are happy that they offered negotiations

What the hell is happening here. Our army need to take all out action and stop these mad men. Kayani Sahib this is indeed disgraceful.

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