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Taliban threaten suicide attacks across Pakistan.

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Taliban threaten suicide attacks across Pakistan

PAN Monitor - Aug 6, 2008 - 10:18

KABUL (PAN): Pakistani militants have threatened to launch suicide attacks across the country if an ongoing operation against Taliban in the restive northwestern valley of Swat is not halted forthwith.

Led by Baitullah Mehsud, blamed for the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto, the guerrillas said highly-motivated boys and girls were ready to target senior government functionaries.

Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leaders claimed the militants had installed modern anti-aircraft and missile systems on their check-posts along the Durand Line to avert possible action by NATO forces in the volatile tribal region.

The group's leader Maulana Faqir Muhammad and spokesman Maulvi Umar told a news conference in Bajaur Agency, border Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, all arrangements had been put in place to wage a jihad against infidels.

According to Pakistani media reports, Umar asked Altaf Hussain - chief of the ethnic Mohajir Qaumi Movement (MQM) - to wind up his groups activities in the port city of Karachi. Pakistan's financial capital would soon fall to the Taliban, Umar asserted, saying the fighters were awaiting Mehsud's orders to storm the city.

We warn Altaf Hussain to stop issuing statements against Taliban and end his kingdom in Karachi, otherwise we will launch attacks against the MQM and its leaders once we are given the go-ahead by Mehsud, Faqir and Umar said.

PAN Monitor/mud

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