Pakistan security forces attacked after ceasefire ends

Attack on forces in northwest Pakistan kills 1, injures 2 after end of ceasefire.

Pakistan security forces attacked after ceasefire ends

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two days after the end of a ceasefire in Pakistan between the Taliban and security services, an army officer has been killed in an armed attack on a security patron in northwestern Peshawar, officials said.

“An army officer has embraced Shahdat (martyrdom), and two troops have been injured in the incident,” a senior military official, who does not want to be named, told Anadolu Agency.

Militants attacked the vehicle from both sides of a road separating Peshawar from troubled Khyber Agency, one of seven semi-autonomous tribal areas in Pakistan, on a routine patrol.

No group has yet claimed responsibility but the security source said militant group Lashkar-e-Islam, which has a strong presence in and around Khyber Agency, is suspected.

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a network of different insurgent groups in Pakistan, had unilaterally ended its 40-day long ceasefire with security forces on Wednesday. Both the government and TTP say they will continue with ongoing peace talks.

Last Mod: 18 Nisan 2014, 13:59
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