Two banned outfits, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Ansarul Mujahideen, have threatened to target to two high-profile personalities of Punjab and the federation and carry out suicide bombings in FATA against government functionaries if Dr Usman and his associates are hanged in Faisalabad jail per schedule on August 23.
A note sent to the media by the TTP spokesman said a squad of suicide bombers had been constituted and if Dr Usman, the main accused in the GHQ attack case, was hanged, two key figures of the PML-N would be targeted to avenge the deaths. “Homes of prominent PML-N leadership will be attacked immediately in case of execution of Dr Usman and his associates,” the note said.
“If they are hanged, the leadership of the PML-N will be made target of revenge, juts like we targeted the ANP leadership,” the spokesman warned.
“Dr Usman is our mujahid and we would never let our mujahid be hanged,” he maintained.
Similarly, Ansarul Mujahideen also warned of carrying out suicide attacks against government functionaries in Tribal Areas in case Dr Usman and his associates were hanged.
Ansarul Mujahideen spokesman Abu Baseer told media over phone from an undisclosed location that they would carry out a new sting operation of suicide attacks if Dr Usman and his associates were send to the gallows.