Terrorism stays one in every of Pakistan’s foremost issues, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif acknowledged on Wednesday as he condemned the assault on a police van in Lakki Marwat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Pakistan Taliban, which shares a typical lineage with Afghanistan Taliban, claimed accountability for the assault on a routine police patrol that killed all six policemen within the automobile.
A spokesperson for Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) stated that the police van was ambushed whereas on the way in which to hold out a raid within the space.
Prime Minister Sharif provided his condolences and stated on Twitter, “terrorism continues to be one in every of Pakistan’s foremost issues”.
“Allow us to make no mistake. Terrorism continues to be one in every of Pakistan’s foremost issues. Our armed forces & police have valiantly fought the scourge. No phrases are sufficient to sentence terrorists’ assault on a police van in Lakki Marwat. My ideas and prayers are with bereaved households,” Sharif tweeted.
Pakistan Inside Minister Rana Sanaullah additionally condemned the assault on the police personnel in Lakki Marwat and sought a report from the chief secretary and IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of the incident.
“Federal Inside Minister Rana Sanaullah strongly condemned the terrorist assault on the police van in Lakki Marwat and expressed concern over the incident. A report of the incident was sought from the Chief Secretary and IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Expressing deep sorrow and remorse over the martyrdom of police personnel,” his workplace tweeted.
The TTP have for years operated in northwestern Pakistan, as soon as a haven for terrorists from either side of the Afghan-Pakistan border. The ouster of the West-backed authorities in Afghanistan by the Taliban have inspired Islamabad and the TTP to succeed in a peace settlement via dialogue however the negotiations haven’t yielded any consequence to date. A cease-fire, nevertheless, has been in place since Could.