London, Jul 30: While the United States has launched a campaign to plug the 'WikiLeak', the Taliban has issued death threats to the informers.
In its first ever response to the classified Afghan war documents posted on whistleblowers' wesbite, WikiLeaks, Taliban has said that it was studying and investigating the matter.
It has issued a warning to Afghans whose names might appear on the leaked Afghanistan war logs as informers for the Nato-led coalition, The Telegraph reported.
“If they are US spies, then we know how to punish them," Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman told Channel 4 News.
The Taliban's 'punishment' entails beheading.
This statement by the extremist group comes in the wake of the US military's top officer, Admiral Mike Mullen's statement that Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, may already have blood on his hands.
"Mr Assange can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family," he said.