KARACHI: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa police claimed on Tuesday to have killed a suspected Taliban chief allegedly concerned within the kidnapping and homicide of a Canadian journalist in 2008.
Ameen Shah, the alleged mastermind of the kidnapping and homicide of Khadija Abdul Qahar, 55, who was often called Beverly Giesbrecht earlier than she transformed to Islam, was killed in a conflict with police in K-P, a gateway to neighbouring Afghanistan.
K-P Police Chief Sanaullah Abbasi stated in an announcement that Shah was killed in an alternate of fireplace after he refused to give up in Bannu district, which borders North Waziristan.
The slain militant, he stated, had kidnapped “the converted Muslim journalist [Qahar] in 2008, and later killed her in 2010.”
Giesbrecht, the proprietor and writer of a Canadian-based jihadunspun.com, was kidnapped alongside along with her translator, and driver, in November 2008, when she was making an attempt to enter the restive North Waziristan tribal area, then headquarters of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Her translator and driver have been launched after eight months however her abductors demanded $2 million for Giesbrecht’s launch.
Salman Khan, her translator, informed native media after his launch that Giesbrecht was affected by hepatitis and was mentally ready for loss of life.
Conflicting experiences about Giesbrecht destiny has since surfaced, with one claiming she died of extended sickness, presumably hepatitis whereas one other asserting she was killed by her captors.