Islamic Militants Torture & Kill 17 Pakistani Soldiers- Behead One
Pakistani soldiers in Islamabad in July 2007. Pro-Taliban militants abducted seven troops from a checkpost in northwest Pakistan in the latest kidnapping to rock the Pakistani military.(AFP/Farooq Naeem)
Islamic militants severely tortured 15 soldiers before they killed them in Pakistan today. One of the soldiers was beheaded.
Limbs of many of the soldiers had been chopped off.
The Daily Times reported:
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) expressed shock on Wednesday over the slaughter of 15 soldiers by militants in North Waziristan.
The latest attack on the military men followed a series of attacks launched against the army that has been engaged in a battle, for four years now, with tribal militants, mostly Taliban. The slain soldiers were reportedly severely tortured before being killed, while one was beheaded.
‘Shocking beyond words’: “This is shocking beyond words,” said Sherry Rehman, the party’s central information secretary. “We always knew the militants were capable of going to any lengths against the army and the civilians, and the merciless slaughter of the army men confirms our worst fears. This kind of brutality is not countenanced by our state, culture and our religion.”