Escaped Pakistani terrorist seen on Taliban video

Adnan Rasheed, the Pakistani terrorist who was among the nearly 400 prisoners to have escaped after hundreds of Taliban fighters assaulted a prison in Bannu has appeared on a propaganda video. Rasheed worked for Amjad Farooqi and was involved in the Dec. 14, 2003 assassination attempt against then-President Pervez Musharraf. Rasheed was a member of the Pakistani Air Force and was sentenced to death for his role in the the assassination attempt. From Dawn:

He has been shown talking in Pashtu with his hosts in these words:

“Qari sahib, how are you? How is your health? Are you feeling well.”

A jubilant Rashid looking all around from his car’s window replied; “Alhamdullah (All praise to Allah) all is well.”

Have you won your freedom from the prison, another militant poses a query to which Adnan nodding his head again says “Alhamdullah (All praise to Allah).”

Another Taliban fighter asked Rashid, how much time did you spend in jail? Adnan Rasheed replied “Eight years and four months.”

“I was convicted to death,” he added.

Rashid also replied in affirmative when the questioner inquired, if he had been convicted in Musharraf’s suicide attack case.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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  • Birbal Dhar says:

    I wonder how Dawn got hold of this video. I guess some islamic terrorist wanted to rub nose at the Pakistani establishment, hence sending a short video clip to a Pakistani newspaper, to embarrass them more.

  • gabriel says:

    I hope the people who want Guantanamo Bay shut down still think its a good idea to try and close it.


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