Taliban to India: Return Gunman's Body or Face 'Revenge'
Spokesman: We'll continue Mumbai attacker's 'mission'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 22, 2012 10:55 AM CST
Activists of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party stamp on portraits of Mohammed Ajmal Kasab to celebrate the news of his execution, in Mumbai, Nov. 21, 2012.   (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

(Newser) – The Taliban threatened revenge today unless India returns the body of a Pakistani man executed for his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people. A Pakistani Taliban spokesman demanded that Mohammed Ajmal Kasab's body be given back to his family or handed over to the Taliban. "If his body is not given to us or his family, we will, God willing, carry on his mission," the spokesman said. "We will take revenge for his murder."

India secretly hanged Mohammed Ajmal Kasab yesterday and buried his body at the jail in the city of Pune, where he was executed. India's external affairs minister said yesterday that the government would consider any request from the Pakistani government or Kasab's family to hand over his body, but no such request had been received. Kasab was the lone surviving gunman from the three-day attack in Mumbai, India's financial capital, which targeted two luxury hotels, a Jewish center, a tourist restaurant, and a crowded train station.

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Nov 24, 2012 11:22 AM CST
as we should know by now but dont seem to you cant fuck with the taliban and win! potus get us out of there asap before more of our good men die just for your pleasure! FUBOX9999999999999
Nov 23, 2012 11:43 AM CST
The Taliban is a group of uneducated men who believe they are religious followers of Islam. They are nothing but naughty little boys who have evil in their hearts and their minds are filled with nothing but misguidance. But how can you reason with individuals who are completely ignorant and believe their way is correct? The bigger question is how can any government allow the Taliban to continue? How can any government allow their people to be tormented by such scum?
Nov 22, 2012 8:10 PM CST
Well, that's a terrorist for you. Crimes followed by threats, and then more crimes. Just a bunch of bloody-minded psychopaths hiding behind the skirts of religion.