Islamabad: Taliban have warned that they
would target the government officials and security forces if
slain al Qaeda chief Osama bin laden`s three widows, who have
been charged with illegally entering and staying in Pakistan,
were not freed from custody.
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan
declared bin Laden a "hero of Islam" and warned officials
against putting his family members on trial.
"If the family of Osama bin laden is not released, we
will attack the judges, lawyers and security officials
involved in their trial," Ehsan told the media in Pakistan`s
He warned the militants would carry out suicide bombings
against security forces and the government across the country.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik had on Thursday said
authorities had charged bin Laden`s widows with illegally
entering and staying in Pakistan.
He said the three women and their children were being
held in a house in Islamabad.
Bin laden was killed by US special forces during a raid
in the garrison town of Abbottabad in May last year.
The Pakistani Taliban had carried out several high-
profile attacks after his killing, including a suicide assault
on a naval airbase base in Karachi and an attack on
paramilitary recruits in the northwest.