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Pak court declares Taliban chief ‘proclaimed offender’

Pak court declares Taliban chief ‘proclaimed offender’
Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah and the outfit’s former spokesman Shahidullah Shahid were on Thursday declared “proclaimed offenders” by a court here in connection with last year’s deadly assault on Karachi airport.

The Karachi Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) declared Fazlullah, 40, and Shahid “proclaimed offenders” for the brazen attack on the airport on June 8 in which 29 persons and 10 foreign attackers were killed.

The court’s action came two days after the US declared Fazlullah a global terrorist and slapped sanctions against him. The Karachi assault, claimed by Uzbek militants associated with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), had underlined Pakistani Taliban’s reach and its ability to recruit foreign fighters to carry out suicide attacks. The militants had entered the Jinnah International Airport in two groups, but were killed by security forces in a bloody standoff that lasted for 13 hours.
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