Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pakistan/Afghanistan: On Ground Updates - March 31, 2009

Pakistan/Afghanistan: On Ground Updates
Pakistani Taliban Chief Baitullah Mehsud claims responsibility for deadly assault on Pakistani Police Academy - Says group planning Terrorist Attack on White House that would "amaze" the world
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

FOXNews.com brings us this troubling report today and it starts off like this… The commander of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility Tuesday for a deadly assault on a Pakistani police academy and said the group was planning a terrorist attack on the White House that would "amaze" the world… Baitullah Mehsud, who has a $5 million bounty on his head from the U.S., said Monday's attack on the outskirts of the eastern city of Lahore was retaliation for U.S. missile strikes against militants along the Afghan border… "Soon we will launch an attack in Washington that will amaze everyone in the world," Mehsud told The Associated Press by phone. He provided no details…
Read the full report at link below…
Taliban Chief Vows 'Amazing' Attack on Washington 'Soon'
* France24.com has this report…
The leader of Pakistan’s Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, has reportedly claimed Monday’s deadly assault on a police academy in Lahore. Yet among the region’s insurgents, some are sceptical of the claim.
Read the Report/Watch the News Video at link below…
Taliban militant denies leader’s role in Lahore raid

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