Today the spokesman for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan threatened that the group would "carry out suicide bombings against security forces and the government" if Osama bin Laden's three widows are not freed from custody. Also today, seven Pakistani troops were killed in an ambush in North Waziristan.
The Taliban's demand to the Pakistani government comes just one day after Pakistani officials announced that bin Laden's three widows would be charged with illegally entering the country, and face a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted. Pakistan said bin Laden's children would not be charged and are free to return to their home countries, however.
"If the family of Osama bin Laden is not released as soon as possible, we will attack the judges, the lawyers and the security officials involved in their trial," Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan told *******
. "We will carry out suicide bombings against security forces and the government across the country."
Sometimes I wonder why this part of the world just doesn't sink into the ocean.