10,000 Pakistani Tribesmen Head for Afghanistan to Join Anti-US War
Up to 10,000 armed Pakistani tribesmen set out Saturday in a 100-truck convoy to cross the border into Afghanistan to join the war against the United States, officials told AFP.
"Led by Soofi Mohammad, head of Tehreek Nifaz-e-Sharia Mohammadi (movement for enforcement of Islamic Sharia law), the tribesmen are close to the Afghan border in Bajur tribal area," an interior ministry official told AFP in Islamabad.
A party spokesman reached at the border area by telephone said the tribesmen numbered around 10,000.
"We will resist if the authorities try to stop us. The jihad (holy war) will start here," said spokesman Qazi Ihsanullah.
Bajur is in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan -- Islamabad, (AFP)