Outlawed TTP threatens to restart attacks but not to target public


WEB DESK – The outlawed militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has threatened to attack on government and security officials as ceasefire now not in effect, however, outlawed Taliban maintained that they would not attack public places.

According to the televised reports, spokesman of outlawed militant group maintained on Friday that now attack on government and security officials would be made.

Shahidullah Shahid spoke to the media personnel from unidentified place and threatened to carryout attacks.

Shahid also said that doors for negotiations would always remain open and it could only be recommence after some serious steps by the government.

He, however, also maintained that as now ceasefire was ended so some other elements might try to lodge attacks. He made it clear that (outlawed) TTP does not carry out attack on public places.

Yesterday, the spiritual father of outlawed Taliban militants Maulana Samiul Haq has advised banned outfit to practice patience as delay and complaints are part and parcel of negotiation process.

The leader of his own religious-political group Jamiyat Ulmae-e-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) stated on Thursday that delay and complaints from both sides of peace dialogues were not out of usual.

the outlawed Taliban appointed negotiator and leader of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Professor Ibrahim had confirmed on Thursday that contact with outlawed TTP could not be made after the group announced to cancel the ceasefire with government.

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