Taliban beheads a Swat police constable

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 17:51

Islamabad: Though on the run from the major Pakistani offensive, the retreating Taliban militants have carried out a gruesome beheading of a captured police official.
The police found the decapitated body of a constable
in a town in Swat valley, where for the last three months the
Pakistan Army is carrying out a flushing operation against the
Taliban, officials were quoted by TV channels as saying.

They said the police constable was kidnapped a week
ago by militants. His corpse was found today with his head
severed about four kilometres from Swat`s main town Mingora.

Over the past two years, Taliban militants have
beheaded a number of Army and police personnel whom they had
taken as prisoners.

The militants have meted out similar punishments to
civilians including wealthy landlords in different parts of
Swat.

Taliban militia have been targetting the local police,
as the authorities have announced plans to augment and re-arm
the police forces in a six-month programme.

Meanwhile, the Army has declared that its units would
remain in main cities of Swat, till the situation returns to
normal.

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 17:51

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