PESHAWAR: The proscribed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militant organisation accepted responsibility on Thursday for the attack on a military convoy on Wednesday in Peshawar in which at least six military personnel had died.

Speaking to from an undisclosed location TTP spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan said that security convoy was attacked in retaliation to the killing of its senior leader Waliur Rehman in a US drone strike on May 29. Ehsan claimed ‘around 80 per cent of intelligence and ground information was being provided by Pakistani authorities to facilitate drone attacks and it is for this reason they will continue targeting security’.

Responding to a question about holding talks with the ruling Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI), Ehsan said his organisation was still assessing the stance of the newly elected government.

The spokesman, however, denied any involvement of the militant organisation in the two attacks in Kyber-Pakhtunkhwa which had also claimed the lives of two PTI provincial lawmakers, Imran Mohmand and Farid Khan.

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Lakhkar Khan
June 20, 2013 7:01 pm

What a poor excuse for a human this guy is.

June 20, 2013 8:35 pm

He is giving lame excuses for killing of innocent people.

Lets hope that he will be soon with his partner Wali ur Rehman to answer the God for innocent killing committed by them.

he should explain his arguments in front of God.

June 21, 2013 1:58 am

Look how good they are. they tell the truth! They are also very good looking! - PTI supporter

June 21, 2013 2:22 pm

How on earth is this guy still being able to get his comments posted rather why is he still in a position of being able to issue statements. This is now beyond a joke.

June 21, 2013 6:37 pm

Its a shame that Pak government will bend over for TTP. Pakistan needs to man up and take them head on.

June 21, 2013 6:43 pm

good job

June 21, 2013 6:41 pm

these people are real pakistani

June 21, 2013 6:45 pm

@usman: dnt need to explain

June 21, 2013 8:08 pm

These self made champion of Islam brought in so much embarrassment to Islam and Pakistan that it will take years to reduce the effect. Ulema in Pakistan have full distrust of their basic knowledge of Islam like Buko-haram in Nigeria. It is also not know from which religious schools they got educated whether they have authentic knowledge of Islam? . They are ruthlessly killing even they have not spared children, women and people of other religious school of thoughts or those differing with their thoughts. They don’t have slightest tolerance for others. Now appears entire Pakistan is their hostage and Government is unable to crush them. At this point of time more targeted attacks is required to wipe out these elements permanently.

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