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Pakistan Taliban orders to carry out nationwide attacks: Report

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Taliban have called off a shaky ceasefire agreed with the government in June and ordered fighters to stage attacks across the country, a statement from the group said Monday, as reported by AFP.

“As military operations are ongoing against mujahideen in different areas … so it is imperative for you to carry out attacks wherever you can in the entire country,” the statement said.

Pakistan Taliban extended ceasefire

The Pakistani Taliban, in June this year, had said that it has indefinitely extended a ceasefire with the government in Islamabad.

The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan group or TTP, is a separate group but allied with the Afghan Taliban, who seized power in Afghanistan in August 2021.

The TTP has waged an armed rebellion in Pakistan over the past 14 years, fighting for stricter enforcement of Islamic laws in the country, the release of their members who are in government custody, and a reduction of Pakistani military presence in the country’s former tribal regions, as reported by Al Jazeera.

The group wants Pakistani government forces to pull out of former tribal regions of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, release all the TTP fighters in government custody, and revoke all the legal cases against them, it said.

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