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PublishDate: Tuesday, October 1, 201310:27

3 bodies found at Afghan-Pak border

Three bodies were found at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border near Zor Barawal (old Barawal) area but their identities couldn’t be ascertained.

Three bodies were found at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border near Zor Barawal (old Barawal) area but their identities couldn’t be ascertained.

The border with Afghanistan that runs along Upper Dir and Lower Dir districts has been volatile for more than two years. The general officer commanding (GOC), Swat Major General Sanaullah Khan Niazi was recently killed in a roadside blast along with a lieutenant colonel and a soldier in the border area.

The security forces took the three bodies into custody on Monday. Meanwhile, the video released by the Taliban claiming to have recorded the attack on Maj Gen Sanaullah Niazi on September 15 appears to be a fake.

The video shows the blast on a road that is straight while the GOC was attacked at Gad Koto in Sunai Darra on a road that climbs up the mountain and has a curve. The improvised explosive device was planted in a curve of the road. People from the area where the attack had occurred said the site of the blast and location shown in the video were different.

They said it could be the video of a blast that someone else had executed in another area and thus appears doctored. A source said the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, Swat that is now headquartered in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, was surprised when they came to know about the attack. When they were told about the attack, the source added, the TTP Swat commanders reacted: “Really? When?”

Later, they claimed responsibility for the attack. The source said that when the TTP Swat leaders were asked that how could they claim responsibility for the attack when they didn’t even didn’t know about it, they responded that they had been asked to claim responsibility for the attack.

The Facebook page of the TTP Malakand division claims that the attack was a revenge for the killing of Maulana Waliullah Kabalgrami, a cleric from Shangla considered mentor of Maulana Fazlullah, the TTP Swat head.

The police and security forces arrested 40 to 50 suspects after Maj Gen Sanaullah Niazi’s death but no breakthrough has been made. The arrested people include some Maliks (tribal elders) from Sunai Darra and relatives of militants hiding in Kunar, sources said. (The News)

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