Taliban kill 16 policemen, video released of brutal killing
Linkedin

Taliban kill 16 policemen, video released of brutal killing

Dir : Pakistan | Jul 18, 2011 at 12:26 PM PDT
By
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
Today in taliban-terrorised Swat Valley Pakistan

A video showing policemen lined up on a hillside with their hands tied behind their backs and later shot down by Taliban gunmen has been released.

The shocking footage was reportedly shot in the restive northwest of Pakistan and shows executive-style killing of 16 policemen, who were standing with hands tied behind their backs in front of gunmen, who berate them and subsequently shoot them.

It has been reported that the video was shot in the month of June and that was the time when militants crossed the Afghan border and kidnapped the policemen.

The authenticity of the video has been confirmed by the spokesman of Pakistan Army and according to him, the footage seems an authentic one.

Not only the video has been released, but a note detailing the capture of the policemen has also been released by the militants. It says that during a cross border raid from Afghanistan in June, these policemen were kidnapped from the volatile district of Dir in Pakistan.

After killing these men, the militants left the dead bodies, which were later discovered by the locals. Yet another mobile footage shot by a policeman shows local residents discovering the corpses. The video has been received by BBC.

The district of Dir has been a regular target of the insurgents and hundreds of militants are reportedly living in the town of Shalato in a remote corner of Dir that is in close vicinity of the Kunar province of Afghanistan.

The clash as mentioned in the note not only resulted in kidnapping of policemen, but also took lives of at least 25 Pakistani policemen at the hands of militants. Pakistani Taliban later took the responsibility of the attack.

In the video, on the right side of the tied policemen, a local Pakistani Taliban is seen and heard accusing them and Pakistani army of killing six children in forest. It should be noted that a video appeared last year in which six young alleged militants were seen held by soldiers and then killed in forest. Pakistan Army declared the video fake.

In the video, as the Taliban commander stops talking, the gunmen open fire and the policemen are seen collapsing when hit by bullets. Later, one of the militants shoots them again in their heads to ensure that they are dead.

Pakistan Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said, "They are merciless terrorists and this is the threat which we are up against. We have suffered the most at the hands of al-Qaeda and its affiliates... At the same time Pakistan has delivered the most against [them]."

1 of 6
Next
Pakistan waged a major offensive against the Taliban in Lower Dir and Swat districts last year
Pakistan waged a major offensive against the Taliban in Lower Dir and Swat districts last year
sanain is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • Taliban execute Pakistani policemen on video

      AP Online
    Pakistan's army says the Taliban has released a video showing fighters executing 16 Pakistani policemen captured in a raid in the northwest. The video shows the policemen lined up on a hillside, their hands tied behind their backs,...
  • Pakistani Taliban Release Video of Police Execution

      Voice of America
    The video, which was posted on a website, shows the tribal police officers, wearing traditional baggy shirt and pants, known as shalwar kameez, lined up with their hands tied behind their backs.    The Taliban militants, whose faces are covered,...
  • Taliban video shows fighters shooting dead 16 Pakistani police officers

      The Guardian
    Rafiq Maqbool/AP The Taliban have released a video showing fighters shooting dead 16 Pakistani tribal police officers captured in a cross-border raid from Afghanistan last month. The video, released on Monday, shows the police officers lined up on a...
  • VIDEO: Pakistan Taliban 'police killing' video

    Pakistan Taliban release 'police killing' video 18 July 2011 Last updated at 08:15 ET Footage appearing to show the execution-style killing of 16 policemen in the tribal north-west of Pakistan has been released by the Taliban. The video shows...
  • Video of Taliban 'executing Pakistan police'

      Al Jazeera
    26 The Taliban has released a video of Pakistan policemen being executed by firing squad after being captured in the northwest, the Pakistani police have said. A senior police official told the AFP news agency that  the video  was filmed on June 1,...
  • Taliban Video Shows Execution of 16 Pakistanis

      Newyork Times
    Taliban insurgents have released a video showing them killing 16 Pakistani men who were captured in a raid in a restive northwestern province last month, a spokesman for the Pakistani military said on Monday. The graphic video shows the 16 men, most...

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.