The Pakistani Taliban has ordered its troops to resume attacks on Islamabad, ending a five month-long ceasefire.
Pakistan Taliban ends ceasefire
The Pakistani Taliban has ended a months-long ceasefire 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.
In a statement, the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan said it decided to end the five-month-old ceasefire 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.