The armed group Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), known as the Pakistani Taliban, has announced on Monday the end of the ceasefire agreed with the Pakistani authorities and has claimed responsibility for an attack carried out early on the day that It has ended with two members of the security forces injured.
In their statement, collected by the news portal The Khorasan Daily, the Pakistani Taliban have said that it is a response “to a series of proactive attacks by the Pakistani government.” “It is imperative that they attack where they can throughout the country,” the armed group stressed.
The announcement comes hours after two officers were injured after being shot in the town of Makin, located in South Waziristan, and just a day before the end of the mandate of the head of the Pakistani Army, Qamer Javad Bajua.
The ceasefire had been in force for months in the midst of a process of talks between the Pakistani authorities and the armed group, a process mediated by the Afghan Taliban, which in August 2021 seized power in the neighboring country after taking over. the capital Kabul.
The armed group, which differs from the Afghan Taliban in organizational matters but follows the same rigorous interpretation of Sunni Islam, brings together more than a dozen Islamist militant groups operating in Pakistan, where they have killed some 70,000 people in two decades of violence.