Pakistan to hunt Afghan Taliban chief’s assist to regulate TTP

PESHAWAR: A determined Pakistan has sought Afghan Taliban chief Haibuttallah Akhundzada‘s assist to rein within the outlawed Pakistani Taliban outfit chargeable for a wave of terror assaults within the nation, together with the current Peshawar mosque carnage that killed over 100 folks, based on a media report on Saturday.
Pakistan has been hit by a wave of terrorism, largely within the nation’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, but in addition in Balochistan and the Punjab city of Mianwali, which borders the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Within the Peshawar mosque assault on Monday, a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up through the afternoon prayers, killing 101 folks and injuring greater than 200 others.
Throughout the Apex Committee assembly right here on Friday, Pakistan’s civil and army management determined to hunt Afghan Taliban chief Haibuttallah Akhundzada’s intervention to regulate the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), based on The Categorical Tribune newspaper.
Pakistan’s inside minister Rana Sanaullah, who attended Friday’s assembly, stated the masterminds of the Peshawar Mosque assault could possibly be in Afghanistan, and added that the federal authorities would elevate this problem with their Afghan counterparts, the report stated.
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday acknowledged the failure to avert the Peshawar carnage that killed over 100 folks and known as for “nationwide unity” to deal with the menace.
“There’s a want for unity throughout the political spectrum. This act of terrorism managed to breach the safety test publish and attain the mosque. We should always not really feel hesitant in admitting the details,” Sharif stated on the assembly.
In the meantime, Pakistani authorities claimed to have made an “essential breakthrough” in its probe into the Peshawar Mosque assault by figuring out the suicide bomber by means of his DNA samples.
Police stated the DNA check was carried out and the investigators are attempting to hint the household of the bomber.
In November final yr, the TTP known as off an indefinite ceasefire agreed with the federal government in June 2022 and ordered its militants to hold out assaults on the safety forces.
The TTP, which is believed to have shut hyperlinks to al-Qaeda, has threatened to focus on high leaders of Prime Minister Sharif’s PML-N and international minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s PPP if the ruling coalition continued to implement strict measures in opposition to the militants.
Pakistan hoped that the Afghan Taliban after coming to energy would cease using their soil in opposition to Pakistan by expelling the TTP operatives however they’ve apparently refused to take action at the price of straining ties with Islamabad.
The TTP, arrange as an umbrella group of a number of militant outfits in 2007, known as off a ceasefire with the federal authorities and ordered its militants to stage terrorist assaults throughout the nation.
The group, which is believed to be near al-Qaeda, has been blamed for a number of lethal assaults throughout Pakistan, together with an assault on military headquarters in 2009, assaults on army bases, and the 2008 bombing of the Marriott Lodge in Islamabad.
In 2014, the Pakistani Taliban stormed the Military Public Faculty (APS) within the northwestern metropolis of Peshawar, killing not less than 150 folks, together with 131 college students.
Monday’s lethal assault has despatched shockwaves the world over and was extensively condemned.

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