Taliban claims attack on Pakistani security convoy

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for ambushing a security convoy in the northwestern town of Chillas late Monay, killing an army colonel, army captain and the local police chief.

Taliban claims attack on Pakistani security convoy

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The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), an umbrella of different Taliban groups operating on Pakistani soil, has claimed responsibility for ambushing a security convoy in the northwestern town of Chillas late Monay, killing an army colonel, army captain and the local police chief.

"We accept the responsibility for the last night attack in Chillas. It was the act of our Mujahiddin who successfully killed two army officers and the police chief," newly-appointed TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid told Anadolu Agency from an undisclosed location.

The attack occurred when the deceased security officials came out of the local administration office after reviewing the law and order situation.

The TTP threatened more attacks on security forces and government officials it accuses of aligning with the US.

“We will continue to target the security forces as they stand alongside America," said Shahid.

Pakistan, a key ally of the US in its so-called war on terror, has been facing a flurry of suicide bombings and daring attacks on army and government installations.

This was the third such attack by the Taliban in the last two weeks.

Last week, over 200 Taliban dressed in police uniforms broke into Dera Ismail Khan, adjacent to the troubled Waziristan region, and freed 200 imprisoned colleagues, including those involved in high-profile activities.

Intelligence officials anticipated more daring attacks on security installations and jails following the escape of these Taliban prisoners.

Security around jails where Taliban members are being held has been beefed in fear of more jail attacks.

Two weeks ago, a team of suicide bombers attacked the local headquarters of the country’s premier Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in the northeastern city of Sukkur, reducing the complex to rubble and killing its local head Major Zeeshan Suddle.

Over 40,000 Pakistanis, including 4000 security personnel, have been killed in the past 12 years of the so-called war on terror.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Ağustos 2013, 14:15
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