Ex-ISI official Sultan Amir Tarrar alias Colonel Imam has been killed by militant outfit known as Punjabi Taliban.
Col Imam along with Squadron Leader (rtd) Muhammed Khalid Khwaja and a British journalist, Asad Qureshi were kidnapped in Wana while on way to Waziristan from Kohat on March 25 2010.
Their abductors released a video on April 19 2010. Khalid Khwaja was killed on April 30 on accounts of spying and his body was thrown into suburbs of Mir Ali. Asad Qureshi was freed after that.
Col Imam was considered as the “Father of Taliban”, due to his involvement in orchestrating the organization. It is reported that Mullah Omar himself asked the Punjabi Taliban to release him unharmed, a request which they apparently declined.
This incident shows that the splinter groups working under the umbrella of Taliban are not fully controlled by the “Shura” in Afghanistan.
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