Taliban vows revenge over Osama killingMay 3rd, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) The Taliban in Pakistan have threatened that they will take revenge for the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the country’s Abbottabad city, a media report said.
Geo News reported that the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) confirmed Osama’s death in a US operation that saw crack commandos arriving in choppers and shooting dead the Al Qaeda founder at a sprawling mansion in the major military cantonment town.
A spokesperson for the TTP said in an audio message that “Pakistan will be the prime target”.
He said: “Now Pakistani rulers are on our hit-list.”
“We had also killed (former prime minister) Benazir Bhutto, we killed her in a suicide attack,” the spokesman was quoted as saying.
Bhutto was assassinated Dec 27, 2007, as she was leaving Liaquat Bagh in a motorcade after addressing an election rally in Rawalpindi, the twin city of Islamabad.
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