The Pakistani Taliban mentioned Thursday they’ll now not prolong a cease-fire agreed to remaining month, accusing the federal government in Islamabad of now not honoring the truce and failing to free up 102 in their warring parties.
The militant workforce, often referred to as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, has been at the back of a large number of assaults on Pakistani safety forces and civilians during the last 14 years.
TTP was once additionally at the back of a 2014 assault on an army-run college within the northwestern town of Peshawar that killed 154 other people, most commonly schoolchildren.
They’re a separate workforce from the Taliban in Afghanistan, who took over that nation in August. On the other hand, the 2 teams are shut allies and TTP leaders and warring parties have through the years sought sanctuary around the border in Afghanistan.
A commentary from TTP spokesman Mohammad Khurasani claimed that regardless of the settlement at the cease-fire “which went into impact on Nov. 9 and was once intended to provide time for peace talks between the 2 facets” executive forces are proceeding to hold out operations in opposition to the crowd. The truce expires in the dead of night.
“It isn’t conceivable to hold on with the cease-fire in those instances,” Khurasani mentioned.
There was once no instant remark from the Pakistani government.
The Pakistani Taliban were emboldened via the go back to energy of the Taliban in Afghanistan and there were issues of renewed violence inside Pakistan.
About one million other people have been displaced when Pakistan introduced operations within the northwest in 2013 to filter out TTP warring parties. They returned to their houses after 2017, when Pakistan claimed victory in opposition to the militants.