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Friday
Oct082010

Board to Investigate Executions of Pakistani Civilians in Video

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(PUNJAB, Pakistan) -- Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff has ordered the creation of a board to investigate video footage that shows civilian executions by personnel dressed in Pakistan Army uniforms.  Through the board, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani seeks to establish the true identity of the uniformed personnel featured in the footage, as well as the authenticity of the clips.

Kayani stated that it is not expected of a professional army to engage in such violence against civilians they are trying to protect against terrorism.  If the uniformed personnel prove to be Pakistani soldiers, Kayani is determined to take the strictest possible disciplinary action against them.  He stated that such violations of his orders will not be tolerated, and termed the incident as unacceptable under any circumstances.

Kayani also cautioned against being quick to conclude the involvement of Pakistani soliders, pointing out that terrorists have disguised themselves before as Pakistan Army soldiers during several attacks.

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