Pak Taliban issues video of beheaded spies

December 17th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI  


Lahore, Dec 17 (ANI): Pakistani Taliban have issued a video of five slain people, accused of spying on key al Qaeda leader Abu Laith Al-Libi.

Al-Libi, a senior Al Qaeda leader, was killed in a United States missile strike in North Waziristan Agency on January 29.

The slain people said in their confession statements they had provided secret information and helped in attacks at the behest of Pakistani officials, BBC reported.

However, Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said the government of Pakistan was not providing any intelligence assistance to the US to identify the targets.

The five people shown in the video introduce themselves as Feroz Khan, Pir Mal, Mohibullah, Jan Awal and an Afghan national Younus Gul, the report said.

Talking about the US missile strike, Mal said all colleagues threw a chip or sim inside a house where Al-Libi was staying for a night, which was identified and targeted by US drones.

He said he had received Rs 1.5 million for the job and his colleagues received Rs 1 million each.

The local authorities say they had found the beheaded bodies in different parts of North Waziristan Agency at different times, the report said. (ANI)

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