Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan) released a video in which the mujahedeen pose with severed heads of 12 Pakistani soldiers they had captured and decapitated. These are Pakistani Taliban, not to be confused with ones in Afghanistan. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan were founded and are financed by the CIA and the Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) intelligence agency.
While most Taliban mujahedeen in the video bear automatic rifles, one holds an axe which adds a good deal of creepiness to the video. Funny how an axe is nowhere as dangerous a weapon as an AK-47, but looks much more sinister in pictures. Perhaps the Taliban wanted to include a “symbol” of beheadings in the video, although it is certainly not clear whether said axe had been used on soldiers whose heads are on display.
In the video, the Taliban also offer images of military ID cards, photographs, cell phones, money, bank cards and other items – presumably belongings of the slain soldiers.
The leader of the Taliban who’s not wearing a mask says in the video that the soldiers were killed to avenge the brutalities carried out by Pakistani troops and promises more head chop offs in the future. In defence of Tehreek-e-Taliban, from the video evidence we have, Pakistani troops certainly behave like savages who torture and extrajudicialy execute everyone they don’t like.