Following its announcement to end the ‘ceasefire’, the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for an attack in Chaddar area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)’s Tank district, in which two policemen were killed.
The attack took place on Saturday two days after the TTP unilaterally announced not to extend a ceasefire with the government which was announced on November 8 this year.
According to sources, unidentified gunmen opened fire at police escorting a polio team in the Tank district, resulting in the death of two policemen. The TTP in a statement claimed responsibility for the attack.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Leader Aseefa Bhutto Zardari also reacted to the attack on Twitter.
In a statement issued on Thursday, TTP accused the government of failing to uphold its end of the bargain. The statement also laid out the details of the original agreement that was reached between the government and the banned group on October 25 this year.
According to the agreement both sides were to nominate five-member committees that would hold discussions under the supervision of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA).
The two sides had also agreed that the government would release 102 TTP prisoners and hand them over to the banned group. The agreement also entailed “that both sides would issue a joint statement regarding the ceasefire on Nov 1, 2021”.
The TTP accused the government of having failed to implement the agreement. The statement said that security forces conducted raids in Dera Ismail Khan, Lakki Marwat, Swat, Bajaur, Swabi, and North Waziristan and killed and detained militants.