Tag Archives: Lashkar-e-Taiba
Lash and burn: Taliban vice squads return
The Sunday Times THE Taliban fighter, wearing a black balaclava, dark glasses and black clothes, raised a long, thin cane above his head before bringing it down on the villager’s bare back with a deft flick of his wrist. The villager, identified only as Amanullah, 28, writhed on the grass with his hands tied behind […]
Return of the Radio Mullah?
In keeping with the Nuristan theme, I thought I’d add a small detail that was left out of the story on Sunday. Maulana Fazlullah, nicknamed the “Radio Mullah” after he launched a pirate radio station in Pakistan’s Swat Valley in 2006, is apparently still hiding in Nuristan despite claims that he was killed in May […]
Nuristan – province in terror as Taliban return
The Sunday Times The Al-Qaeda instructor spent an hour schooling his protégé, a 12-year-old Afghan boy, in the art of suicide bombing. Flanked by retired officers from Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the Arab militant is said to have shown the boy how to approach his target calmly before pressing the handheld button that would detonate […]