Taliban says US will ‘pay heavily’ for drone attacks in Pak

April 7th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Miranshah (Pakistan), Apr. 7 (ANI): The Taliban has threatened the United States that it will be made to “pay heavily for destabilizing” Pakistan by launching drone attacks in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

“The US will pay 10 times for the drone attacks in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas,” Taliban leadership in North Waziristan said in a statement on Monday.

It, however, said the drone attacks would not affect the peace agreement with the Pakistan Government.

Earlier, Tehreek-e-Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud had claimed responsibility for the attack on an immigration center in New York, which left 13 people dead.

Mehsud had said the strike was in retaliation to the US-led drone attacks inside Pakistan along the Afghan border, the Daily Times reports.

However, New York Police have identified the gunman as 41-year-old Jiverly Wong, a former IBM employee. Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski said the rampage “obviously was premeditated” and began with the shooting of two receptionists.

Meanwhile, it was also revealed that Pakistan is secretly providing intelligence inputs to US forces for carrying out drone strikes against Mehsud. (ANI)

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