Taliban have death squad to 'send Musharraf to hell'

Pakistan's Taliban have threatened to use suicide bombers and snipers to kill former President Pervez Musharraf when he returns home from exile.

Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf
Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf Credit: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

In a Taliban video released today, Adnan Rasheed, who took part in a previous attempt to assassinate Musharraf, said: "The mujahideen of Islam have prepared a special squad to send Musharraf to hell.

"There are suicide bombers, snipers, a special assault unit and a close combat team."

Musharraf angered the Taliban and other groups by launching a major crackdown on militancy

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