Secret report already stated that outlawed TTP would attack Islamabad


WEB DESK – Pakistan Tribe reported on April 8, citing a report, that outlawed Taliban were planning to carry out attacks in at least three cities including Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta while using the cloak of ceasefire.

According to a comprehensive report submitted by the secret agencies (names kept anonymous in original report) the federal and provincial authorities were altered regarding terrorist attacks in Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta.

The country’s largest English daily quoted an anonymous source from ministry of interior confirming the authenticity of such report. The source also stated that secret agencies also mentioned in their intelligence report that a new terrorist group with the name Ansarul Hind would claim the responsibility of attacks.

The intelligence sources, who raised the alert on April 3, said the TTP leadership had wished its informal affiliates to create the so far unheard of group. Despite the possibility that the TTP sympathizers may be trying to pressurize the government by raising the threat of terrorist attacks in the three cities, the authorities took the threat seriously, source said.

Another Perspective

The leader of Jamat-e-Islami (JI) and negotiator on behalf of outlawed militants, Professor Ibrahim, joined the voice of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to term the Islamabad Vegetable Market blast a ‘handiwork’ of anti-peace elements.

Speaking to media personnel on Wednesday, Ibrahim maintained that “It is the handiwork of those bent upon derailing the peace process in an attempt to sabotage the dialogue process which I hope will not be affected.”

Moreover, the spokesman of outlawed TTP, Shahidullah Shahid also disassociated his militant group from carrying out the attack.

Shahid issued a statement saying “Death of innocent people in attacks on public places is deplorable.”

No other group claimed responsibility of the attack however the police had arrested one suspect from the crime scene.

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Hissan Khan

Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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