Jefe talibán se atribuye el asesinato de un general paquistaní

It is Maulana Fazlullah from swat Pakistan.

It is Maulana Fazlullah from swat Pakistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LWJ:

Mullah Fazlullah, a senior leader in the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, has claimed credit for the assassination of a senior Pakistani Army general in a roadside bombing in the northwestern district of Dir last month. Fazlullah appeared in an official Taliban video, which also showed footage of the attack on the general’s vehicle.

The videotape was released on Sept. 29 on the Facebook page of Umar Media, the official propaganda arm of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, and was obtained and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group. The video features an interview with Fazlullah and details the Sept. 15 IED attack that killed Major General Sanaullah Niazi, the commander of Pakistani Army troops in Swat, along with a lieutenant colonel who commanded the 33 Baloch Regiment, and a soldier. The Long War Journal noted on the day of the attack that Fazlullah had very likely orchestrated it.

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Fazlullah, who is also known as Mullah Radio for his radical sermons broadcast throughout the northwest, ranks among the top leaders of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. He has vowed to continue the fight to regain control of Swat and the surrounding districts. He is one of the most extreme commanders in a group filled with extremists. He was one of the first leaders to have opposed polio vaccinations. Last year, he proudly ordered the assassination of Malala Yousufzai, the young schoolgirl who passionately spoke out against the Taliban in Swat, and accused her of violating sharia, or Islamic law.

Fazlullah is also closely tied to al Qaeda. When he openly ruled Swat from 2007 to 2009, he said al Qaeda fighters were welcome there and that training camps were in operation. One of his top deputies, Ibn Amin, also served as a leader of one of six known brigades in al Qaeda’s Lashkar-al-Zil, or Shadow Army. Amin was killed in a US drone strike in Khyber in December 2007.

 

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5 nuevos casos de poliomielitis en Paquistán gracias a la prohibición talibán sobre su vacuna

La doctora Nima Saeed, representante actual de la Organización Mundial de la Salud en Paquistán, uno de los tres países en los que la enfermedad es aún endémica, ha añadido que “nada se podrá hacer mientras que los talibán levanten la prohibición o permitan la vacunación de los niños en Waziristán Norte”. UCANEWS:

A Taliban ban on a polio vaccination drive is preventing Pakistan from finally eradicating the crippling disease, the country’s World Health Organization (WHO) representative said on Wednesday.

“Nothing can really be done unless the Taliban lifts the ban or allows the vaccination of children in North Waziristan,” Dr

United Nations World Health Organisation logo

United Nations World Health Organisation logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

, the acting WHO representative in Pakistan, told ucanews.com.

He was speaking in Islamabad after five new cases of polio were confirmed this week in the country’s restive tribal areas, where the Taliban banned the vaccination drive in June last year, accusing health workers of being spies.

The ban was imposed a year after Dr Shakil Afridi, a physician, conducted a polio vaccine campaign in Abbottabad as a ruse to help pinpoint the location of former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The terror chief was later killed in a US military raid in May 2011.

At least 20 immunization workers have been killed by suspected Taliban militants in Pakistan since the imposition of the vaccine ban. Many areas are now considered too dangerous to continue the program.

Pakistan is one of only three countries left in the world where polio is endemic, according to the WHO. In 2011 it had 198 confirmed cases, the highest number of cases in any nation in the world.

81 muertos en una iglesia en Peshawar tras un atentado suicida

Catholic Culture. org:

Fort of Bala Hisar, Peshawar, Pakistan

Fort of Bala Hisar, Peshawar, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A suicide bombing attack on an Anglican church in Pakistan has left several dozen dead, according to multiple media reports.

The attack took place in Peshawar, a city of 3.6 million in northern Pakistan. According to CNN, the death toll has reached 81.

“All Saints’ Church, Inside Kohati Gate, Peshawar, Pakistan became a target of terrorism today,” said a statement on the local Anglican diocese’s website. “As the Sunday service ended and the people came out of the church, two suicide bombers entered the church compound from the main gate and blew themselves up in the midst of the people.”

“Today, in Pakistan, because of a wrong choice, a decision of hatred, of war, there was an attack in which over 70 people died,” Pope Francis said. “This choice cannot stand. It serves nothing. Only the path of peace can build a better world.”

El ataque, además, dejó 110 heridos.

Los atentados se han producido con una diferencia de treinta segundos. Los dos terroristas, armados cada uno con seis kilos de explosivos–según las últimas informaciones policiales– se aproximaron a la iglesia cuando los más de 500 feligreses congregados abandonaban el culto. «El ataque tuvo lugar al término de la misa», indicó el jefe de Policía Mohammad Ali Babakhel al diario ‘Dawn’. Sigue leyendo

Pakistan está preparado para liberar a un comandante taliban

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Flag of Taliban (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World Affairs Journal:

Pakistan is ready to release Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, an imprisoned senior Taliban commander, in a bid to bolster the faltering peace process in Afghanistan, officials in Islamabad said on Tuesday.

The release of Baradar, a former deputy leader of the Taliban who was captured with CIA help in 2010, would meet long-standing demands from American and Afghan officials, who hope he can help draw other Taliban commanders into peace talks.

Even as Pakistani officials released several waves of Taliban prisoners over the past year, including a new group of seven on Sunday, they resisted setting Baradar free. And on Tuesday, it was unclear exactly when Baradar was to be released, and what had led to the government’s shift.

La lógica es divertida: primero, la CIA lo detiene (imagino que no fue fácil) para después pedir a Paquistán que lo libere porque va a facilitar las conversaciones para “la paz”. 😯 🙄

Los talibanes paquistaníes ponen otra bomba en un colegio femenino

UCANNEWS.com:

At least 16 people, mostly schoolchildren, were wounded in a powerful bomb blast in Pakistan’s troubled northwestern region on Thursday.

The explosion took place near the Government Girls Primary School No 1 in a crowded market in the Bannu district of the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which borders lawless tribal regions.

Police suspected Taliban militants of being behind the bomb, which was planted beneath a sewerage line and exploded a few minutes after children walked out of the school.

Of the 16 victims brought to District Hospital, 12 were schoolchildren, mostly girls, according to medics. Seven people have been discharged while nine children remain hospitalized.

Político cristiano paquistaní denuncia extorsión de grupo talibán

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Flag of Taliban (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

UCANEWS.com:

A former Christian lawmaker is seeking protection after claiming he is being subjected to extortion threats from a banned militant organization in Karachi.

Javed Michael, a former Sindh assembly member and provincial minister, said he has been receiving telephone calls from suspected members of the prohibited Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) demanding money.

“They have told me to pay PKR2 million [US$19, 000] immediately. I have told them that I can’t afford that much money,” Michael said.

“I have received about 70 calls in just four days. They have threatened to bomb my house and kidnap my children if I don’t pay.”

Asia Bibi, sentenciada a muerte por beber agua

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She describes how she has no idea how long she has left to live. Talking about how she ended up in her position, she says: ‘I drank water from a well belonging to Muslim women, using “their” cup, in the burning heat of the midday sun.
‘I, Asia Bibi, have been sentenced to death because I was thirsty. I’m a prisoner because I used the same cup as those Muslim women, because water served by a Christian woman was regarded as unclean by my stupid fellow fruit-pickers.’.

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