30 Dec '12, 3pm

Taliban execute 21 Pakistani policemen in Peshawar

The Taliban executed 21 Pakistani policemen after capturing them during a series of raids at checkpoints outside of the northwestern provincial capital of Peshawar last week. The Taliban have now conducted three mass executions of Pakistani security personnel since June 2011. The policemen were bound, blindfolded, lined up and shot after being tried and convicted by a Taliban court, provincial officials told Reuters . Twenty-three policemen total were captured during the raids last week; 21 were executed, one was shot but survived and is in a hospital with serious injuries, and one escaped, Dawn reported . The Taliban's top spokesman and the spokesman for a local group operating in Peshawar claimed credit for the execution. "We killed all the kidnapped men after a council of senior clerics gave a verdict for their execution. We didn't make any demand for their release beca...

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