Banned militant outfit threatens peace committees' supporters in Pak

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 08:50 hrs

Banned militant outfit Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) has asked residents of Bara, a town in Pakistan's Khyber Agency, to dissociate themselves from pro-government peace committees and threatened attacks against those ignoring the warning.

The LI men reportedly distributed threatening leaflets among people and pasted posters in the area over the past two days. Most of the areas where the pamphlets were distributed have been under curfew for quite some time, reports The Dawn.

The pamphlets warned people of dire consequences if they were found 'guilty' of supporting, patronising and helping pro-government lashkars or peace committees.

"All the so-called peace activists are on our target list and they will be attacked in due course of time," the pamphlet warned.

The pamphlets were distributed at a time when the local administration announced reinstatement of 600 local policemen who had resigned after they received similar warnings a week after the start of a military operation in the area in September 2009. (ANI)

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