​21 Policemen Shot Amid Taliban Kidnapping

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January 28, 2012
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21 Pakistani tribal policemen were kidnapped and then shot to death by the Taliban terrorist group. The bodies were discovered late Sunday night in the area of Frontier Region Peshawar after one of the officers managed to flee himself and notified authorities.

Another officer was also found with serious life-threatening injuries.

All twenty-three policemen went missing shortly before dawn last week after armed militants ambushed two of the posts in the region.

The suspected Taliban militants forced the officers to line up on a field Saturday night and then proceeded to gun them down, said a local official who wished to remain anonymous.

Although the Taliban has not stepped forward to claim the attack as their own, it is widely believed that they are indeed the killers.

This incident is not the only act of terrorism to happen over the weekend. An explosion in Karachi demolished a bus that was at a terminal on Saturday.

Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Taliban terrorist group was overthrown by the American-led invasion of Afghanistan. It later regrouped as an insurgency movement to fight the American-backed Karzai administration and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

The Taliban have been accused of using terrorism as a specific tactic to further their ideological and political goals.

According to the United Nations, the Taliban and their allies were responsible for 75% of Afghan civilian casualties in 2010, 80% in 2011, and 80% in 2012.

It is widely believed that the city of Quetta in Pakistan serves as the group’s headquarters.