Pak Taliban demand release of their men in exchange for Polish engineers body

March 7th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI  


Peshawar, Mar. 7 (ANI): Pakistans Darra Adamkhel based Taliban has refused to give the body of the slain Polish engineer, Petr Stanczak, and demanded the release of some Talibani militants in exchange for his body. The Karak Maulana Shah Abdul Aziz led jirga has been seeking return of the Polish engineers body, but its efforts have proved to be futile till now. The News quoted Aziz, as saying that he was planning to take a jirga to the tribal area to contact the commanders of Taliban from Darra Adamkhel to request them to return Stanczaks body. Aziz now plans to undertake a trip to Orakzai Agency to seek a meeting with the Darra Taliban commanders. Last year, the Taliban had kidnapped the Polish engineer from Attock District and demanded release of their men in an exchange deal. They had also demanded the withdrawal of Polish troops from Afghanistan. Later, they announced that Stanczak had been killed as a consequence of the Pakistan government not paying heed to their demand. The assassination of the Polish engineer established the reputation of the Taliban from Darra Adamkhel as the most intolerant and radical group of militants in Pakistan. (ANI)

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