Taliban threatens to eliminate Musharraf
Islamabad (PTI): The Pakistani Taliban has threatened to use suicide bombers to target former military ruler Pervez Musharraf when he returns home...
Islamabad (PTI): The Pakistani Taliban has threatened to use suicide bombers to target former military ruler Pervez Musharraf when he returns home from self-exile to lead his party in the upcoming general elections. In a video released to reporters in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said that Musharraf will be the 'main target' of the militants on his return. Ihsan asked Musharraf to surrender to the Taliban. Adnan Rashid, a militant who was involved in an earlier attempt to assassinate the 69-year-old Musharraf, said that the Taliban had formed a special squad of suicide bombers to target the former President. Rashid, who escaped from prison last year, is shown in the video training a group of Taliban fighters assigned to target Musharraf. He threatened Musharraf and called on him to surrender to the Taliban. "Otherwise we will target you at such a place you will not know," he said. In the six-minute video, both Ihsan and Rashid referred to the 2007 military raid on the radical Lal Masjid in Islamabad and said, "We will not leave you alive." Ihsan also invited insurgents from the Baluchistan province to join the Taliban.
29 Jan 2020 5:46 AM GMT