Pakistani Taliban warn against army offensive

WANA: The Pakistani Taliban once again warned against the government’s offensive against them and reiterated that they would fight the Pakistan army until their demands were accepted.

Speaking exclusively to DawnNews, the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Azam Tariq said the Pakistani Taliban would continue their action against the present government until it stops following America’s dictation.

Tariq said the Mujahideen were fighting against the army in the areas where the military operation was being carried out.

Responding to queries in which the TTP was blamed for terrorist attacks across the country, the spokesman said the Taliban were not involved in these activities and neither did Shariat-i-Mohammadi allowed them to do so.

Tariq said intelligence agencies, Blackwater and the present government were involved in widespread terrorism. ‘The government is doing this for political purposes and to bring a bad name to the TTP,’ he added.

Tariq revealed that the Taliban only target government installations and people who are against them. Schools, universities, public places and markets that were targeted in the past few months were not done so by the Taliban, Tariq said.

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