Taliban threaten Pak woman to stop working with USAID

September 18th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI  

Peshawar , Sept 18 (ANI): Once again marking their presence in Peshawar , three Taliban operatives snatched away the car, cash and valuables from a Pakistani woman working with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and threatened to kill her if she didnt stop working for the US organization.

Dr Aneesa Arif, the female USAID employee, said that three armed men with long hair and beards stopped her in front of her house in Hayatabad and demanded she stop working for USAID.

According to her, the men told her they were Taliban and would kill her if she did not stop working. Dr Aneesa said the Taliban stole her car, bearing registration number 7522, cash and valuables, and fled the scene, reported the Daily Times.

The Taliban have on several occasions in the past made their presence felt in Peshawar . Only a week ago, a group of Taliban had occupied a government building in Peshawar, but fled the scene just before security forces were about to arrive. (ANI)

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