Taliban threaten to bomb mobile phone shops
03 March, 2013
PESHAWAR: Pakistani Taliban have threatened to bomb a mobile phone market in Peshawar for the "shameless" selling of video clips, ring tones and accessories, officials said Saturday.
Some 60 shopkeepers received letters ordering them to burn the offending stock, including memory cards and speakers, and stick to selling only mobile phones and essential accessories.
In one of the letters, seen by AFP, militants wrote: "Do not compel us to send a bomber... stop this shameless business in one week and burn the shameful stuff. Just sell mobile phones, batteries and chargers.
"Your markets have become centres of shamelessness... Our mission is to stop this shameless business and if you do not stop it yourself then we will make an example of you and your market."