The Pakistani Taliban said on Thursday that Jihad will continue against supporters of the United States and their Pakistan backers will face a military defeat.
Pakistan "forces have been conducting operations against our own people and they are trying to make non-Muslims happy," Azam Tariq, a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, told Pakistani newspaper Dawn.
Pakistani forces have conducted counter-terrorism operations in the tribal provinces along the border with Afghanistan to root out Taliban and other insurgent groups.
Stability in Pakistan is linked by Washington to its war effort in neighboring Afghanistan. There were hundreds of U. S. troops in Pakistan helping to train their military forces, U. S. military officials said this week.
A further warning was given by Tariq to the Pakistani military that it would face defeat in the region, adding the visit to Afghanistan by U. S. President Barack Obama during the weekend was a sign of pending colonialism.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for February attacks in North-West Frontier province that Washington confirmed killed three U. S. service members.
The men were working for Xe, known formerly as Blackwater International, the Pakistani Taliban had said.
A spokesman said of the February attacks, "The Americans killed were members of the Blackwater group. We know they are responsible for bomb blasts in Peshawar and other Pakistani cities."
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