Rest in Peace.
Rest in peace.According to The Associated Press, the Taliban captured two Pakistani soldiers in Miramshah in North Waziristan, beheaded them, and then displayed the heads on poles in the town. This occurred just one day after Taliban fighters ambushed and destroyed a Pakistani convoy near the town, killing nine soldiers. From the AP:
A Taliban commander said the military raided two houses in Miramshah on Sunday night, killing a militant commander and several of his colleagues. The militants seized two soldiers during the raids, beheaded them and hung their heads in different parts of Miramshah, said the commander. The intelligence officials did not specify how the soldiers were seized, but confirmed that their heads were hanging from poles in Miramshah.
The officials and the Taliban commander spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday because they were not authorised to talk to the media.
**** that, I wish the Pakistani government would pull all resources and allow the military full authority to royally eradicate this cyst of a virus known as the Taliban. It's nothing but an organized plague on that nation. RIP to the killed, senseless brutality. Swift justice to these criminals.
Those soldiers were murdered and to top it off they put their heads on poles in the town, most likely to terrorize the populace that the Pak Army cant help them.
This is a grave insult to the Pakistan Army and must be avenged. May the murdered soldiers rest in peace.
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What I'm wondering is if they were foreign Taliban or indigenous Taliban.
From what I've read/heard, the indigenous Taliban isn't too into beheading/bombing their own people. The foreign fighters like to do this more though.
Can anyone confirm or deny this, or at least shed more light on it?
Now we need to define who the Taliban consider to be their own people? In Afghanistan, it isn't the Tajiks, Hazaras, or the Persians out west. The Pashtuns are the dominant ethnic/tribal group in east central to southern Afghanistan, with corresponding areas across the border in Pakistan. In the case of this article, the city of Miram Shah is in the heart of Taliban territory, and has been for many years. I suspect that they didn't consider cutting the heads off these Pakistani soldiers as taking action against their own people.
+ Rest in Peace +
@ James ..... I understand your use of "....their own people." Do you know if there is a "pay back" culture in the PAK Army that might do something?