Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
Taliban denies responsibility for missing of Pakistani ambassador
+ -
08:30, February 13, 2008

 Related News
 Pakistan says search for missing ambassador continues
 Local Taliban claim responsibility for Pakistani ambassador's abduction
 Nine injured in bomb blast in SW Pakistan
 Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistan missing in tribal areas
 Pakistan unveils details of polling stations for Feb. 18 elections
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
Taliban purported spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed Tuesday denied responsibility for the reported missing of Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistan Tariq Aziz-ud-Din.

Talking to Xinhua via phone from an unknown location, Mujahed said his outfit "can't take" the responsibility, adding that the militant group "has no information" about the incident.

Tariq Aziz-ud-Din, along with his driver and two security guards, left northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar for Afghan capital Kabul on Monday morning, but did not reach the border town of Torkham, according to Pakistani officials.

Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Sadiq Monday said that the Pakistani envoy might had been kidnapped in Khyber tribal region.

Militants in Pakistan's tribal regions, who preferred being quoted as "Pakistani Taliban" or "local Taliban", have claimed responsibility for the abduction of Tariq Aziz-ud-Din, Pakistan's private News Network International (NNI) news agency reported Tuesday.

The "local Taliban" told the chieftains in Khyber agency to convey their message to the Pakistani government that they agreed to free Tariq Aziz in exchange for Mullah Mansoor Dadullah, an alleged senior officer of the Taliban which was ousted from power in Afghanistan by a late 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

Pakistani military said Mansoor Dadullah was captured after he and a group of fighters encountered Pakistani troops in the southwest province of Baluchistan.

Source: Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90851/6353373.pdf