Pakistan militants vow holy war for bin Laden
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Militants in Pakistain's North Wazoo on Tuesday distributed pamphlets pledging holy war to mark the first anniversary of the killing of the late Osama bin Laden
... who abandoned all hope when he entered there...
, albeit a week late.
Masked hard boyz armed with assault rifles handed out copies of the pamphlet from pick-up vehicles in Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a
ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
, the main town of the tribal district that has become known as Pakistain's premier Al-Qaeda and Taliban hub.
"Let us pledge today that we will continue our jihad (holy war) and sacrifice our lives and property in the way of Allah like Sheikh Osama did," it said, unsigned and dated May 2, the anniversary of the Al-Qaeda leader's killing by US troops.
"Today, a year since Sheikh Osama bin Laden embraced martyrdom, the enemy America is repenting. It is facing defeat and Pakistain's future is also bleak," it said.
The pamphlet distribution followed two days of rare fighting between troops and Islamist hard boyz in Miranshah that killed 19 soldiers and civilians, officials said.
Gunbattles in North Waziristan are relatively rare because of an agreement between snuffies and the military not to attack each other.
Pakistain has resisted US pressure to conduct a major offensive in the district, saying it is too overstretched fighting homegrown snuffies elsewhere in the tribal belt.
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