Taliban vows more suicide attacks against US, including from a “significant number of women”
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Less than one week after the mediaÂ reportedÂ the Taliban had “broken” with al-Qaeda and was seeking “peace,” it’s back to business as usual:
“Taliban To Continue Suicide Attacks On U.S. And NATO Troops,” fromÂ MEMRI,Â
According to a report in the Urdu-language newspaper Roznama Mashriq, the Taliban in Afghanistan have rejected any offer of talks with the Afghan government.Â
Zabeehullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban in Afghanistan, said the Taliban will not be part of any talks that are not in the interests of Afghanistan and other Islamic nations. He said the Taliban will continue the war until the U.S. and NATO troops leave Afghanistan.
The Taliban spokesman said that more suicide attacks against the U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan will be carried out. He said that thousands of suicide bombers, including a significant number of women, have joined the ranks of the Taliban.
Suicide bombings un-Islamic, declare Pak Muslim clerics
Lahore, October 14:Â A conference of Islamic clerics from across Pakistan on Tuesday issued a fatwa declaring suicide bombings as “un-Islamic”.
The edict issued unanimously by the Muttahida Ulema Council during a meeting at the Jamia Naeemia here is significant as it came in the wake of devastating suicide bomb attacks in the country that have claimed hundreds of lives.
Suicide bombers linked to the Pakistani Taliban have struck at heavily guarded targets like high-value military installations in the garrison city of Rawalpindi and the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad.
While declaring suicide attacks as un-Islamic, the members of the Muttahida Ulema Council called on the government to prevent such attacks. The clerics also said the government should stop operations in Pakistan’s tribal areas and conduct negotiations with people there to end militancy, TV channels reported.
The Council said it was the government’s responsibility to call for a jehad or holy war, and any person or groups that have called for jehad had acted by themselves and this was not correct. A majority of the clerics spoke out against calls for jehad by certain groups.
The clerics also said former President Pervez Musharraf’s pacts with the US should be made public. At the same time, they called on the Pakistan government to support Iran, saying it was a better ally than the US.