TTP Claims Responsibility for Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar Attack

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Saturday, 12 December 2015 15:53

KARACHI/QUETTA/PESHAWAR: Banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Saturday claimed responsibility for country-wide three separate attacks which killed a Frontier Corps official in Quetta, a retired major of the Pakistan Army in Karachi, and wounding a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) in Peshawar.

TTP spokesperson Muhammad Khorasani in a statement said that the special task force unit of the group carried out the attack in Karachi, along with an attack on a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) in Peshawar, and a blast in Quetta which killed one Frontier Corps official.

Retd. Major Ali Raza was shot dead in Karachi's Defence Housing Authority (DHA) neighbourhood on Saturday.

As AIG Karachi Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar was probing the incident considering it an act of targeted or sectarian killing, the militant group in a statement to journalists claimed responsibility for the shooting.

At least four FC personnel and a minor were injured, however, one of the injured FC men later succumbed to his injuries in a bomb blast on Quetta's Brewery road on Saturday. Police investigated and affirmed the blast to be of IED (Improvised Explosive Device).

Armed assailants on a motorcycle opened fire on the DSP and inflicted multiple injuries in Qazi Kalay area of Peshawar on Saturday,

He, later, was shifted to Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) where he underwent emergency medical treatment and is stable currently.

Military operation Zarb-e-Azb was launched against insurgent hideouts in North Waziristan on June 15 following a brazen militant attack on Karachi's international airport and the failure of peace talks between the government and TTP negotiators.

Officials say nearly 3,000 militants have been killed since the launch of the latest offensive.

The number of attacks in Pakistan has fallen around 70 per cent this year, due to a combination of a military offensive against Taliban bases along the Afghan border and government initiatives to tackle militancy.

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