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TTP splinter faction, Ahrar-ul-Hind claims staged Islamabad attack

March 03, 2014 - Updated 2222 PKT
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ISLAMABAD: An extremist militant outfit, Ahrah-ul-Hind has claimed the responsibility for the deadly attack on Islamabad Session Court, which killed no less than 11 people, including a judge Monday morning.


Asad Mansoor, a spokesman for Ahrar-ul-Hind (AH), which recently split from the main Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) umbrella group, telephoned Geo News to take the credit for the attack.


"We claim responsibility for the attack, we are an independent group and have no links with TTP," he told Geo News.


"We were a part of TTP earlier but now we operate independently."

On the other hand, TTP took no time in distancing itself from Monday’s bloodshed, which comes two days after the outlawed terrorist group unilaterally declared a one-month ceasefire to allow peace talks with the government to resume.


The main TTP spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid said the group was committed to the ceasefire and would stick to it "strictly".


Reciprocating this gesture, the government late on Sunday announced a halt to its air strikes on the suspected militant hideouts in the North Waziristan Agency.


Eleven people including a judge were killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack on a session court complex in Islamabad, a rare strike at the heart of the heavily guarded.

Reader Comments
I love my country ,,, as a musslim we shold bild unity. I request to ttp plz stop this killing we are muslim like you.pakistan is not only our country but it also your country plz donot distroy own country.these types of activities only gives benifits to our non muslim enemyes like india ,asraeal and america.plz understand

waqar ul hassan
What an 'Ahrarul Hind' doing in the land of the pure?

Interesting!!!! Taliban, probably, outplayed Pakistani corrupt leadership once again. They created a splinter group and asked to keep on attacking while they distance themselves from attacks and therefore buy time to regroup / plan more effectively.

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