Bin Laden Aide “Beaten Mercilessly” near Islamabad.
The news site adnKronos International reports that "Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil", an aide to Osama Bin Laden and leader of the Terrorist group "Harkat-ul-Mujahadeen" (aka: Harkat-ul-Ansar) was kidnapped and nearly beaten to death before being dumped on the roadside. His attackers evidently thought he had perished and disposed of his body not realizing he was still alive.
"Don't call it an accident," said Harkat-ul-Mujahadeen's official spokesperson Sultan Zia in an interview with Adnkronos International (AKI). "It was a fully managed episode," he said.
The militant organisation, which was then known as Harkat-ul-Ansar, was blacklisted as a terror group by the US State Department in 1994.
Pakistan's president Pervez Musharraf banned the organisation in 2001 and Khalil has kept a low profile ever since.
"Fazlur Rehman Khalil does not have any personal feud against anybody," said Zia. "In the incident it seems that a few people were chasing him and when he reached Tarnol and offered his Magrib prayers on Tuesday evening at a prayer's place (not a proper mosque), around five people kidnapped him and his driver. They beat him mercilessly and suffocated him. Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil was unconscious and so they believed that he was dead and left him and his driver with their hands tied with ropes," said Zia.
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