Pak Taliban threaten Imran Khan's S Waziristan march

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Islamabad, Oct 6: A section of the Pakistani Taliban on Friday issued threats to participants of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's march to South Waziristan's tribal region on Saturday to protest US drone attacks. The Taliban said they will be responsible if any disaster struck the rally, leading to loss of life.

The participants would include 30 anti-drone activists, Khan's sons and some western journalists. The faction, which threatened the rally, said in its pamphlets distributed in Tank near Waziristan that Khan was an agent of Israel, the US and Britain and was looking to provide Jewish and Christain forces a strong ground in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

The pamphlets said Imran Khan, founder of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, was organising a farcical march and was trying to strengthen the hands of foreign forces in the name of opposing the US drone attacks.

Khan, however, was unfazed despite the threat and the Pakistan government's refusal to allow it. He said his peace march into the tribal region would take place as per the schedule. Earlier, the Taliban denied reports that they would provide security to Khan's march, saying their Mujahideen was not a cheap one.

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