TTP drives lethal wedge between Pakistan and Taliban

PESHAWAR – A month-long truce between Pakistan security agencies and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) insurgents has ended, as the Afghan Taliban who brokered the deal failed to get the militants to extend the ceasefire and stop terrorist activities inside Pakistan.

The TTP, an Afghanistan-based umbrella group of Pashtun Islamist armed groups often referred to as the “Pakistan Taliban”, has been waging an armed struggle since 2007 to overthrow Pakistan’s government and enforce Islamic Sharia law in the country. 

The TTP has carried out several suicide attacks targeting Pakistan’s civilian population in the past. Now their activities are mainly focused on the Pakistan armed forces and state institutions.

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