Taliban threatens US

2 May 2011 11:39 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Pakistan's main Taliban faction on Monday threatened to attack Pakistan and the United States after the US confirmed that Osama bin Laden had been killed near the Pakistani capital.

"If he has been martyred, we will avenge his death and launch attacks against American and Pakistani governments and their security forces," spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location.

"These people are in fact the enemies of Islam," he added.

The Taliban spokesman said the militia had not itself managed to confirm bin Laden's death, which was announced by US President Barack Obama.

"If he has become a martyr, it is a great victory for us because martyrdom is the aim of all of us." AFP

  Comments - 6

  • Pro.B.K.Amarasiri Monday, 02 May 2011 12:08 PM

    So US cheating in this also?

    Dushantha Monday, 02 May 2011 12:31 PM

    So US will keep extending the Emergency Law under this condition. (Like someone said they learnt lot from SL, they will learn extending Emergency also due to these threats)

    sl kolla Monday, 02 May 2011 12:34 PM

    no jokes please

    DUWI Monday, 02 May 2011 12:46 PM

    Destroy them, whether they have human shields or not.

    Musthafa Monday, 02 May 2011 12:47 PM

    As usual

    Labby Monday, 02 May 2011 12:07 PM

    If, as they say, bin Laden's death is a victory for them then why was he in hiding ?

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