We will continue to carry out attacks such as Bannu: TTP

TTP deny reports that escaped prisoners were handed over to the government.


Nasruminallah May 01, 2012

MIRANSHAH: “We will continue to carry out attacks such as the one in Bannu,” said Asim Mehsud, a spokesperson for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) while also denying reports that escaped prisoners were handed over under any truce with the government.

Speaking from an undisclosed location on Tuesday, Asim denied reports published in a Peshawar based Urdu daily which stated that the Taliban had decided to hand over the escaped prisoners to the government as their sole aim was to release Adnan Rashid.

Rashid, a former junior technician of the Pakistan Air force, was one of the 384 prisoners who escaped the Bannu Central jail in an attack by the TTP on April 15. Rashid was allegedly involved in the murder plot of former President Pervez Musharraf.

“There were no talks between the government and the TTP for the release of the prisoners, neither any plans to hand them back to the government” Asim said.

Commenting on the condition of the escaped prisoners, the TTP spokesperson said that all prisoners had reached safe locations.

COMMENTS (17)

US CENTCOM | 9 years ago | Reply

We strongly condemn the blatant threats of the terrorists to carry out attacks to free convicted murderers and killers. Is this not sad that terrorists without any hesitations have been threatening the writ of the government? In the recent months have we not seen the terrorist become more daring in their attacks on civilian and military institutions? They have killed scores of innocents in the process. Is this not time to regroup against these enemies of peace and go after them from all sides? Unless we do so the threats and attacks will continue and peace will be a rare commodity in the region.

Maj David Nevers DET-United States Central Command www.centcom.mil/ur

How? | 9 years ago | Reply

@Pakistan politics: Can you please give the names of terrorists that 'rightly' interpret Islam and jihad for their self-centered aims and objectives?

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