DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — The Taliban have threatened to attack Pakistani lawmakers and their families if they support allowing NATO to resume shipping supplies through the country to troops in Afghanistan.
Pakistan closed its Afghan border crossings to NATO in November in retaliation for American airstrikes that accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
Pakistan’s parliament is scheduled to begin debate Monday on a revised relationship with the U.S. that could lead the border to be reopened.
Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan said Sunday that the group would attack the parliament building. He also said militants would “publicly slaughter” drivers ferrying NATO supplies.