Taliban agrees to release Polish geologist’s dead body

April 24th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, Apr.24 (ANI): The Taliban’s Darra Adamkhel chapter has agreed to hand over the dead body of Polish geologist Peter Stanczak to the government authorities.

“Talks over handing over of the Polish geologist’s body had been finalized and the issue would be resolved in couple of days,” the Dawn quoted a Taliban spokesman Muhammad, as saying.

Muhammad said that the decision was made after the Taliban Shoora (council) agreed over it.

According to the sources, the Taliban agreed to hand over Stanczak’s body only after the government accepted its demand for a huge sum of money.

Polish geologist, Peter Stanczak was kidnapped from Attock district in September last year. He was beheaded by the Taliban in February 2009 after negotiations between the abductors and Pakistan authorities failed. (ANI)

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