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Ttp: Pakistan army terms TTP ‘sanctuaries’ in Afghanistan as major security threat

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ISLAMABAD: The safe haven provided to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Afghanistan was one of the major reasons impacting Pakistan’s security, the country’s military brass concluded at a corps commanders’ conference, chaired by army chief General Syed Asim Munir, at Rawalpindi on Monday.
“The sanctuaries and liberty of action available to the terrorists of proscribed TTP and other groups of that ilk in a neighboring country and availability of latest weapons to the terrorists were noted as major reasons impacting security of Pakistan,” said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing.
This is the second time in less than a week that the Pakistan army has blamed the Taliban-led Afghan government for providing a safe haven to the Pakistan Taliban, blamed for the recent terrorist attacks on army bases in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa — the two provinces that have witnessed a spike in violence since the TTP called off the ceasefire with Islamabad in November last year.


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