Afghan Taliban deny reports of joining hands with TTP

Published: October 22, 2015
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Dismissing the reports as false, Afghan Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid termed the TTP email as fake. PHOTO: AFP

Dismissing the reports as false, Afghan Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid termed the TTP email as fake. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Afghan Taliban on Thursday rejected reports claiming they had joined hands with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to carry out joint operations.

The clarification came after the TTP sent a supposed email to media, suggesting both the groups had decided to “launch joint operations for the supremacy of Islam and the interest of the Muslims.”

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“The leadership of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan have agreed to carry out joint activities under one flag,” the statement added, further claiming the joint military drills of the two groups were underway.

The email, however, was not sent from the militant outfit’s regular email address.

TTP Spokesperson Mohammad Khorasani also did not respond to queries.

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Meanwhile, Afghan Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid termed the email as fake.

“We have not struck a deal with any group,” Mujahid told The Express Tribune. “We have no plans to join any group, and all such reports are just rumours.”

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Shuaib
    Oct 22, 2015 - 7:51PM

    So our media enterprises have their emails?!!!!

    The email addresses should be handed over to the ISI and the ISI should track down all the terrorists and kia if they resist or arrested them and put them on trial.Recommend

  • Oct 22, 2015 - 11:51PM

    I can’t wait for the day to happen so that we Indians can say “Told you so”.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/513697/exclusive-interview-a-peek-into-the-afghan-taliban-mind/

    “Pakistani Taliban only retaliate against their government in support of their Afghan namesakes, he said, adding that the Afghan Taliban would always support them.”

    TTP is taking shelter in Afghanistan where Afghan Govt has no control, but Afghan Taliban have.

    India should encourage this with strategically placed actions. If TTP and Afghan Taliban join hands sooner, Pakistan will be embroiled in a fight with a monster it created.Recommend

  • Zahid
    Oct 23, 2015 - 3:02AM

    Everybody knows it’s NDS and Indian rumours

    NDS and RAW are same shame both of youRecommend

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