The banned Tehrek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants have claimed that they killed all the 15 Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel they had kidnapped two weeks earlier from Mullazai Fort situated near Tank city.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson Ahsanullah Ahsan said Thursday that the kidnapped FC men had been shot and their bodies dumped in the North Waziristan tribal region close to the Afghan border.

Official sources have not confirmed the TTP spokesman's claim and said that army was investigating the matter.

The kidnapped persons belonged to FC. On Dec 22, 2011, fighter of the TTP disguised in Frontier Constabulary uniform, armed with sophisticated weapons overrun Mullazai Fort manned by FC personnel, killing one personnel and kidnapped 15 others besides setting the fort on fire.

Earlier, TTP spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack on FC Fort, saying a group of 30 militants took part in the attack. He said that the attack was carried out to 'avenge the death' of commander Taj Gul and several other militants. Spokesman also announced that kidnapped FC personnel would be cut into pieces and the pieces would be sent to the government.

The kidnapped soldiers were identified as Sobedar Bawar Khan, Naib Sobedar Alia Mir, Halwadars Jan Afzal, Badshah Khan, Naik Zabtha Khan, Lance Naik Nisar Gul, soldiers Muhammad Aslam, Khan Talab, Shafiur Rehamna, Shakeel Gul, Talif Khan, Rahid Khan, Amjad Ali, Muhammad Arif, Ajeem Shah, Aziz Ali, and Rawanullah. Law enforcement agencies launched repeated raids to recover the missing FC personnel but failed to rescue the abductees which finally met their fate according to the claim of TTP.

The killing of 15 FC personnel also negates the the media hype that Pakistani Taliban have declared to stop war against the Pakistani forces on the directives of Mullah Omar who asked the Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups to stop toppling their own governments rather enhance support to the Afghan Taliban to accelerate war against the US led Nato forces.