Baitullah's threat spells trouble for Pakistan Government

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Islamabad, May 26 : Baitullah Mehsud's message that he will be sending fighters to Afghanistan might create problems for the Pakistan Government.

The US may now mount pressure on Islamabad to give up its peace talks with him. Washington has already demanded that the Government in Pakistan should capture Baitullah, the head of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, The News reported.

Both the US and the previous Pakistan Government loyal to President Pervez Musharraf had blamed Baitullah for the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, a charge,he completely rejected.

Mehsud's men have been fighting against US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan, but for the first time he has publicly acknowledged this. His confession provides an opportunity to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) to criticise Pakistan for making peace deals with militants.

NATO has even warned of retaliatory strikes if the militants continue their movements from Pakistan to Afghanistan to launch attacks against its forces. The US has reportedly launched attacks on Pakistani soil with Hellfire missiles fired by pilotless Predator planes.

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