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Taliban Releases Video Showing Executions Of Pakistani Soldiers

Taliban militants have released a video showing the execution of 15 Pakistani soldiers whose bodies were found earlier this month in northwestern Pakistan.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the killings.
The 15 members of Pakistan's Frontier Constabulary were kidnapped late last month after a night-time raid on a checkpoint in the northwestern town of Tank.
The 2 and 1/2 minute video, released late on January 21, shows the blindfolded soldiers sitting in three rows on a hillside with their hands tied behind their backs and flanked by two masked gunmen.

An unidentified Taliban commander wearing a leather jacket appears and says the group was taking revenge for the killing of 12 Taliban fighters in Pakistan's Khyber tribal district.

He and other militants are seen shooting the captured soldiers with AK-47 assault rifles.
Pakistani officials say the men were killed in Shawa, a small town in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border.

compiled from agency reports