தாலிபான் போன்ற இஸ்லாமிய போராளிகள், பொதுவாக காபிரிகளின் தலைகளைத்தான் வெட்டுவார்கள். பௌத்தர்கள், இந்துக்கள், கிறிஸ்துவர்களின் தலைகளையே வெட்டிவந்திருக்கிறார்கள். இப்போது ரொம்ப முற்றிப்போய், முஸ்லீம்களின் தலையையும் வெட்ட ஆரம்பித்துள்ளார்கள்.
ஸ்வாத் பள்ளத்தாக்கில் பாகிஸ்தான் போலீஸ்காரர் ஒருவரின் தலையையும் இவ்வாறு வெட்டியுள்ளார்கள்.
Taliban again display gruesome trait as they behead a civilian
In a gruesome act, Taliban beheaded an employee of the police department in Pakistan's northwestern Swat valley which the security forces have claimed has been cleared of militants. Muhammad Iqbal, a civilian employee of the police station in Matta sub-district, was beheaded at his home at Sambat Cham early on Saturday.
The gruesome killing prompted policemen to launch a counterattack against the Taliban for the first time in the past two years, The News daily reported. Policemen killed a militant and demolished seven houses belonging to rebels. They also arrested a suspected militant after an exchange of fire during a raid on Taliban hideouts.
District police chief Sajid Mohmand confirmed the police action and the killing of a militant."We and the army soldiers have banded together in the valley to patrol streets and keep a vigil on the militants," he said.
Beheading of victims is one of gruesome traits the Taliban employ against their rivals mostly security personnel. Dozens of policemen have met the same fate at the hands of Taliban who have gone to the extent of filming such horror tactics on videos and widely circulated them in order to create fear among the people.
After being singled out for attacks by the Taliban, the police force in Swat saw over 800 desertions during the past two years. Police officials too were reluctant to take part in anti- Taliban actions as they were not trained for counter-insurgency operations.