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Pakistan: Taliban leader warns India will be 'attacked'
Islamabad, 14 October (AKI) - The Pakistani Taliban's new leader Hakimullah Mehsud warned India of future attacks and sent a message to Pakistan's army that if it wanted a halt to attacks, it would have to stop taking orders from the Americans.
"We are fighting the Pakistan army, police and the frontier corps, because they are following American orders. If they stop following their orders, we will stop fighting them," said Mehsud in a video interview aired by British news channel Sky News on Wednesday.
Mehsud also said he would send his soldiers to the Indian border to fight once Pakistan had been turned into an Islamic state.
"We want an Islamic state. If we get that, then we will go to the borders and help fight the Indians."
Haikimullah' s messsage surfaced after Al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri slated the Pakistani army, describing it as a "puppet" and a "Crusader tool" to save United States and NATO troops from certain defeat in Afghanistan.
Al-Zawahiri' s warning was contained in a video posted to Muslim extremist websites on Tuesday. The video warned Pakistan's military would be defeated in a ground offensive in the militant stronghold of South Waziristan and called on Pakistanis to give full support to Jihad or holy war.
In early October, Mehsud appeared on local television vowing 'severe' new attacks to avenge the death of late Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, who is believed to have died in a US drone strike in Waziristan on 5-6 August.