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Pakistan Taleban issue fresh threat to kill Musharraf

Published on May 26, 2013 5:38 PM
 
The Pakistani Taleban on Sunday, May 26, 2013, issued a fresh threat to assassinate former military ruler Pervez Musharraf (above), who is currently facing a barrage of legal cases in police custody. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - The Pakistani Taleban on Sunday issued a fresh threat to assassinate former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is currently facing a barrage of legal cases in police custody.

The retired general has been detained in his farmhouse on the edge of the capital Islamabad since April 19 on charges of conspiracy to murder former premier Benazir Bhutto, sacking of judges when he imposed emergency rule in 2007, and the 2006 death of a Baluch rebel leader.

Before his arrival in March, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) threatened to kill him for his alliance in the US-led "war on terror" and attempts to clamp down on militants, when he was in power.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan on Sunday issued a fresh warning in a video message posted on Taliban website Umar Media, saying "Soon we will punish this Satan (devil) to death for his wicked deed".

 
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