London, May 13 (ANI): The Taliban has warned of carrying out ‘revenge attacks’ inside Pakistan against the Swat military operation, in which about 751 extremists have reportedly been killed so far, and said that even in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian government does not use bombs against its own people, as was being done here.
The Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Mohammad blamed the Pakistan government of breaching the Swat peace deal, and killing its own people by initiating the military operation in Swat and other regions of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).
“The peace deal has been broken by the government. Even in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian government does not use bombs against its own people,” Mohammad said.
Speaking for the first time since the military operation began in the region, the Taliban’s influential religious leader charged the government of working under foreign pressure.
“The government is trying to keep a foreign power happy by killing its own people. They are taking the dollars and filling their pockets and just trying to please others by killing their own citizens,” Sky News quoted Mohammad, as saying.
Security forces have reportedly killed 751 militants so far and lost 29 of their men in operation Raah-e-Haq, which is underway in Swat and other parts of the Malakand division against the Taliban.
According to an estimate, about one-million people have been displaced or rendered homeless due to the conflict.
Meanwhile, the United Nations is planning to airlift food and emergency supplies to the tens of thousands of people who have fled the fighting. (ANI)