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Pakistan Taliban Roadside Bomb Attack Kills 4 Police

Pakistan Taliban Roadside Bomb Attack Kills 4 Police
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After the Afghan Taliban retook Kabul in 2021, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) increased its attacks in Pakistan, and police are assuming a more prominent role in Islamabad’s efforts to put an end to the movement.

Early on Thursday, TTP terrorists attacked a police station with heavy weaponry in the Afghan border-adjacent Lakki Marwat area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

According to a senior local police official, Muhammad Ashfaq, four officers—including a deputy superintendent—were killed by a bomb as they ran toward the conflict. This was a “planned act of terrorism.”

Pakistan Police Burial

Iqbal Mohmand, a deputy superintendent, was regarded as an “excellent poet,” according to Ashfaq. During poetry festivals, “he was constantly the center of attention,” he claimed.

In a statement on Thursday, the TTP claimed responsibility for the incident and charged Mohmand with “brutally” murdering its members. There have been no TTP casualties, it stated.

The TTP and the Afghan Taliban are independent movements, yet they have a similar ideological backgrounds.

The armored personnel carrier carrying the officers was punctured by the bomb, according to senior local administration official Tariqullah, who goes by one name. The officers were traveling about 3 kilometers (2 miles) to the police station.

According to Tariqullah, the driver of the personnel carrier and five of the station’s officers were hurt.

Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister, wrote on Twitter that the incident “has left my heart heavy with sorrow.”

“In the fight against terrorism, our police officers and military have made immeasurable sacrifices,” he said.

Law enforcement personnel have long been a target of the TTP, which charges them with carrying out extrajudicial killings.

The TTP was established in 2007 as a result of a split among Pakistani militants fighting alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan who wanted to attack Islamabad in retaliation for their support of the US invasion following the 9/11 attacks.

At their zenith of power, they ruled huge portions of northwest Pakistan, but after a school raid in 2014 that left almost 150 people dead—mostly students—they were mostly defeated by the military.

After the Afghan Taliban’s return to Kabul, attacks have been progressively increasing, and according to Islamabad, the TTP is carrying out attacks from Afghan territory.

The TTP and Islamabad’s tenuous six-month cease-fire expired in November.

When a suicide bomber in the northwest city of Peshawar detonated himself in a mosque inside a police compound in January, more than 80 cops were murdered.


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