Warsaw offers reward for capture of Pole’s killers

February 11th, 2009 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS  

Pakistani militants released Sunday a video footage of the Pole’s beheading. They had offered to exchange him for 61 of their colleagues held by Pakistan.

Poland’s foreign minister said Tuesday that Pakistan confirmed the engineer is dead, but that neither side knows where the body was taken.

Stanczak was seized by militants who ambushed his vehicle in Pakistan’s Attock district, 85 km from the capital Islamabad, last Sep 28.

Prime Minister Donald Tusk Tuesday hit back at critics who claim the government didn’t do all it could to rescue the captive.

“(Their efforts) were made professionally and with full determination,” Tusk told reporters, adding that it wasn’t possible to send a military mission to the territory.

“Some think that life is a sensational movie,” Tusk said. “But we were ready to use such methods only when the chances of freeing were realistic, and the chances of our soldiers living through it were more than symbolic.”

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