The notorious Taliban terror group has released a video Monday showing them brutally executing 16 Pakistani men who were captured in a raid last month.
The Taliban has claimed that the men were responsible for the deaths of six children in the Pakistan area.
The disturbing video shows the 16 men standing in a line with their hands tied behind their backs while four rebels stand in front them holding assault rifles with scarves hiding their identities.
As the 16 men stand timidly, one insurgent gives a speech before the shooting begins.
The speech which was given in a Pakistani dialect was translated by The Long War Journal, a website that specializes in reports on militancy.
The insurgent states, “These are the enemies of Islam who originated from Pakistan…They are the Pakistani police, soldiers, and their supporters who recently lined up six kids in Swat and shot them execution-style… These Pakistanis are now our captives, and we will avenge the death of the children by doing the same to them.”
A video also surfaced last year showing men in Pakistani military uniforms killing six young men, but the Pakistani military denied the video’s authenticity.
As the Pakistan military continues to fight with insurgent groups, unrest and terror continue to bring bloodshed to the region.
Pakistani officials reported last month that hundreds of Taliban insurgents had crossed the border of Afghanistan and attacked police precincts in Barawal, a village located in Shaltalo area of Dir. At least 28 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers were reportedly killed in two days of fighting there, while at least 45 Taliban fighters were killed.
Pakistan has asked for Afghan and US military assistance in the fight against the Taliban rebels.