Islamabad: After the execution of dreaded LeT terrorist Ajmal Kasab who was awarded life sentence for being a part of 10 gunmen who attacked Mumbai in November 2008, Pakistan's Taliban movement threatened on Thursday to attack Indian targets. A Taliban operative, Ehsanullah Ehsan, expressed the vow of his organization to avenge on the execution of Ajmal Kasab.

"We have decided to target Indians to avenge the killing of Ajmal Kasab," said Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan over telephone from an undisclosed location.

Ehsan also demanded that India should return Kasab's body.

"If they don't return his body to us or his family, we will capture Indians and will not return their bodies," he said, adding that the Taliban will try to strike Indian targets .

Kasab was hanged on Wednesday morning at Pune's Yerwada jail after his mercy petition was rejected by the President. Kasab was awarded death penalty by a session court in May 2010, which was upheld by the Bombay High Court last year and the Supreme Court thereafter.

The Taliban is seen as one of the biggest security threats to Pakistan and are blamed for many of the suicide bombings across the country. They have not carried out any major terror strikes abroad.

(JPN/Agencies)

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