Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Friday threatened that it would attack the Pakistani government, military and police officials if Pakistan didn't release the three widows of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
The three wives of bin Laden were arrested from the Abbottabad building in Pakistan, where they lived in hiding along with the terror chief, before the U.S. navy seals raided and killed the terror chief in last May.
The Pakistani government has charged the three widows with illegally entering and residing in the country, according to a Reuters report.
If the family of Osama bin Laden is not released as soon as possible, we will attack the judges, the lawyers and the security officials involved in their trial, Ehsanullah Ehsan of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) told Reuters.
We will carry out suicide bombings against security forces and the government across the country, they added.
The threat has come amidst the reports that Bin Laden was betrayed by one of his wives, who had grudge over her husband and other two wives. A research by Brigadier Shoukat Qadir, an ex-Pakistani military officer, reveals that the terror chief had been leading a miserable life before he was killed.
The research derived its conclusion from information gathered by interviewing one of his widows and several Pakistani intelligence and military officials and shows that Laden was crippled with dementia and the al-Qaida had sidelined him after 2003.
He had three wives living with them at the time of his raid. According to Qadir, one of the wives named Khairiah Saber, who joined the group a year before the raids, was scornful towards the other two wives who were much younger than her, the Daily Telegraph reported.
The researcher said hat Saber, who was jealous of the other two wives, had betrayed Laden and rest of the group, who were suspecting sabotage from her, had been helpless.
However, Qadir's version regarding the incident differs from the official version from U.S. and Pakistani authorities, who claim they had traced the terror chief's hideout by intercepting a courier.