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21 Pak soldiers gunned down by Taliban

Sunday, 30 December 2012
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Islamabad, December 30:

The Pakistani Taliban have brutally gunned down 21 security personnel at a cricket ground after abducting them from check posts near the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said today.

The bullet-riddled bodies of the personnel were found in Frontier Region Peshawar, located a short distance from the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, shortly after midnight.

Their hands were tied before they were shot dead at the cricket ground.

Two other security personnel escaped and one of them was critically injured. One of these personnel alerted local
authorities about the killings.

The bullet-riddled bodies of 21 Levies troops have been recovered from Janikhwar area of Frontier Region Peshawar, while two injured are being treated at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar," said Naveed Akbar Khan, the administrator of the region.

Officials of the local political administration and members of a jirga or tribal council retrieved the bodies.

The bodies were identified and handed over to the families of the victims.

The Taliban had kidnapped 23 personnel of the Levies militia after overrunning three check posts early on Thursday.

Over 200 militants armed with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades had attacked the posts.

Two security personnel were killed in the attack.

The attackers, who were wearing uniforms of security forces, had taken away weapons and vehicles from the check
posts.

-------------------PTI

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Asad bhai, how about some

Asad bhai, how about some pearls of wisdom on this issue? In a gilli dandul match between Taliban and Pakistan army, who will win?

Lanati Taliban

The grand children of Bani Ummaya are killing innocent Muslims. It is not new in history.

Real eye opener once country

Real eye opener once country values should not be based on Re-legion... may god give enough strength to their familys

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