The Pakistani Taliban on Monday ended a monthslong cease-fire with the government in Islamabad, ordering its fighters to resume attacks across the country, where scores of deadly attacks have been blamed on the insurgent group, AP reports.
In a statement, the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan said it decided to end the 5-month-old cease-fire after Pakistan’s army stepped up operations against them in former northwestern tribal areas and elsewhere in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which borders Afghanistan.
Pakistan and the TTP had agreed to an indefinite cease-fire in May after talks in Afghanistan’s capital. There was no immediate comment from the government or the military.
The Pakistani Taliban are a separate group but are allies of the Afghanistan Taliban, who seized po
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