Pakistani Baitullah Mehsud pulls out of peace talks

A Pakistani Taliban commander balked at a peace deal with the government after it refused to withdraw the army from tribal lands on the Afghan border, the tribe spokesman said on Monday.

Pakistani Baitullah Mehsud pulls out of peace talks
Tribal elders in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region have been trying to broker a peace deal between the government and Baitullah Mehsud.

"Our chief Baitullah Mehsud has announced end of the dialogue process about an hour ago after tribal elders informed us that government is unwilling to pull out troops from Waziristan and other areas," Maulvi Omar, a spokesman for the Tehrik-e-Taliban (Movement of Taliban), told Reuters by telephone.

Reuters
Last Mod: 28 Nisan 2008, 17:20
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