Pak Taliban warn people to stay away from Pak I-Day celebrations

August 14th, 2008 - 10:23 am ICT by ANI  


Lahore, Aug 14 (ANI): The Pakistans unit of the Taliban the TTP (Tehreek-e-Taliban has reportedly warned people in the Swat tribal area to stay away from Independence Day celebrations today, a local TV report said.

Pakistan is celebrating its 61 st Independence Day today, and the Talibans threat came last evening.

According to the report, Taliban spokesman Haji Muslim Khan said those who had destroyed Talibans houses would see their own houses destroyed.

He said people should stay away from the celebrations as the Taliban might target such gatherings, the Daily Times quoted the report as saying.

Meanwhile, the countrys Interior Ministry has warned of more suicide attacks in the country, saying a stolen vehicle of an intelligence agencys female official might also be used for the purpose.

In the wake security threats, security has been put on high alert after this warning, sources in the Interior Ministry said and added that an explosives-laden trailer could also be used in the attack. (ANI)

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