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Pakistan Taliban vow more suicide attacks

world Updated: Oct 03, 2009 12:12 IST
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The Taliban militants are planning to carry out suicide bombings across Pakistan to avenge the death of their chief Baitullah Mehsud who was killed by the security forces in April, a media report said citing intelligence sources.

Mehsud was killed in a US drone attack in South Wazirisitan.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan said it will carry out suicide bombings across the country.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the group's commanders held in Mir Ali in North Wazirisitan, intelligence sources told the Online news agency on Friday.

The militants are angry after the release of a video that confirmed the death of Mehsud, according intelligence sources.

Meanwhile, the interior ministry has directed the administrations of North West Frontier Province, Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab provinces to strengthen security in view of the latest threats.