Stay away from I-Day celebrations: Pak Taliban

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{image-taliban fighters_14082008.jpg}Lahore, Aug 14: TTP (Tehreek-e-Taliban), the Pakistan's unit of the Taliban has reportedly warned people in the Swat tribal area to stay away from Independence Day celebrations on Thursday, Aug 14, a local TV report said. Pakistan is celebrating its 61st Independence Day on Thursday, Aug 14, and the Taliban's threat came on Wednesday, Aug 13 evening. According to the report, Taliban spokesman Haji Muslim Khan said those who had destroyed Taliban's houses would see their own houses destroyed.

He said people should stay away from the celebrations as the Taliban might target such gatherings, the sources said. Meanwhile, the country"s Interior Ministry has warned of more suicide attacks in the country, saying a stolen vehicle of an intelligence agency"s female official might also be used for the purpose.

In the wake security threats, security has been put on high alert after this warning, sources in the Interior Ministry said and added that an explosives-laden trailer could also be used in the attack.


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