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Taliban Threatens Pakistan with Attacks over Bin Laden Widows

RIA Novosti

09:42 10/03/2012

NEW DELHI, March 10 (RIA Novosti) - Pakistani Taliban threatens massive government attacks and attacks on government officials if Islamabad does not release the three widows of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, DawnNews TV channel reported on Friday.

According to DawnNews, Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsa contacted journalists of local and Western media and said that “if the family of Osama bin Laden is not released as soon as possible,” they will “attack the judges, lawyers and security officials involved in their trial.”

“We will carry out suicide bombings against security forces and the government across the country,” he said.

Earlier this week Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik said that the three widows of a “number one terrorist” have been charged with illegal stay in the country.

Al-Qaeda leader Bin Laden, who was behind the 9/11 attacks against the United States, was killed in a raid by U.S. Navy Seals on his compound in May 2011. The unauthorized raid by U.S. forces on Pakistan’s territory sparked an angry reaction from Islamabad, which was in turn accused by some U.S. officials and media outlets of harboring the world's most-wanted terrorist, Pakistan has dismissed the allegations.

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