Islamabad: Pakistan's Taliban movement expressed shock on Wednesday over India's execution of Ajmal Kasab, the lone survivor of a militant squad that killed 166 people in a rampage through the financial capital Mumbai in 2008.

"There is no doubt that it's very shocking news and a big loss that a Muslim has been hanged on Indian soil," Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan told Reuters.

Pakistani Taliban, which is also known as, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, is a movement comprising of various Islamist militant groups operating from northwestern region of the country. It is believed that in December 2007, after splitting with Mullah Omar led Taliban operating from Afghanistan, several small and big terror outfits joined hands under the leadership of Baitullah Mehsud and announced the formation of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.

This terror movement is virtually running a parallel government in the area of its dominance and Pakistan government is grappling in dealing with the Taliban terrorists.


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