Tribune Take: Abbottabad rocket attack bears TTP signature

Published: January 27, 2012

In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we look at the alleged peace talks being held between Pakistani authorities and the Taliban. 

Earlier today, unidentified attackers in Abbottabad fired rockets at a military academy, damaging its outer wall in a major security breach.

Naveed Hussain, The Express Tribune’s national pages editor, says this attack clearly bears the signature of the Pakistan Taliban group Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Hussain says for there to be peace in Pakistan’s tribal regions and Khyber Pakhtunwa there has to be peace negotiations in Afghanistan.

Without peace across the border the Pakistan Taliban are not likely to cease their attacks any time soon, he says.

Read Naveed Hussain’s articles here.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • jibran
    Jan 28, 2012 - 1:38AM

    We were told that ISI has been talking to these people and soon there would be surprises. Is Thetithis how they operate under the leadership of Shuja Pasha.


  • Hedgefunder
    Jan 28, 2012 - 4:09AM

    So once more your Assets are showing their colours, while you sit there twidling your fingures !! Wake up !
    This could turn into disaster for the Nation, as these guys are getting anbitious and have an agenda too, unlike Pak Army, which seems to lack the basic will to take these assets, they created and supported on !!!


  • Shery baloch
    Jan 28, 2012 - 4:49AM

    We will tell our kids how these people treated us to take the revenge from security agencies.
    I haven’t seen this kind of cruel breed who kills Muslim bro. while they are Muslims (i doubt by the way). Today they are taking revenge soon there is going to be revenge which whole pak will take from them.
    To our security agencies Give them Money so that they stop taking from others to kill their bro and sisters and learn how to live as a Muslim.


  • Pakistani
    Jan 29, 2012 - 1:48PM

    r u free press ET ? shame on you you blocked my previous comment , its yellow journalism


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