Taliban claim killing 23 FC soldiers in custody

Original source: The Dawn | Feb. 16, 2014 | No Responses

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PESHAWAR: Mohmand Agency Taliban claimed to have killed 23 FC soldiers who were kidnapped in 2010 from Shongari checkpost in Mohmand Agency.

The Mohmand Agency Taliban chief Umar Khalid Khurrasani, in a letter issued on social media, claimed that they have killed the FC soldiers to avenge what he said was the custodial killing of Taliban fighters in various parts of Pakistan.

The letter, written in Urdu and attributed to Umar Khalid Khurrasani, says that the Taliban had warned against the custodial killings of their activists.

Since the government has allegedly continued with the killings, the Taliban state in the letter that they have avenged the killing of their fighters by executing the 23 FC soldiers.

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