Pakistan Taliban threaten attacks after bin Laden's killing

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan Mon May 2, 2011 7:01am EDT

Related Topics

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban threatened attacks against government leaders, including President Asif Ali Zardari, the Pakistan army and the United States on Monday, after the killing of Osama bin Laden in the country.

"Now Pakistani rulers, President Zardari and the army will be our first targets. America will be our second target," Ehsanullah Ehsan, a spokesman for Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), or Taliban Movement of Pakistan, told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location.

(Reporting by Saud Mehsud; Writing by Zeeshan Haider; Editing by Rebecca Conway)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see
Comments (2)
Madisonhack wrote:
Now is the time to bring the heat. Infuriate AQ supporters with mock pictures of Bin Laden and then kill all of them.

May 02, 2011 7:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
pebear wrote:
Now maybe Pakistan will become real in the War on terror instead of trying to sit on the fence and play both sides against the middle. The Pakistan Taliban is no different from the Afghan Taliban. Pakistan needs to root them out rid their country of them once and for all, along with all the rest of their Al Quiada guests.

May 02, 2011 7:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.