TTP Exploring Its Position In Case US Attacks Pakistan

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The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has said it will not blindly side with Islamabad if the US attacks Pakistan. The group said its stance on the matter would depend on the verdict given by the organization’s shura. Furthermore, Maulvi Faqir Muhammad, TTP’s deputy chief, in a telephone interview with BBC on Saturday, blamed Pakistan for playing a double game in Afghanistan. He accused Pakistan of double standards, and warned peace could not prevail in the region unless the two neighbors learnt to coexist.

The TTP leader denied his group was receiving support from Afghan and US forces stationed across the Durand Line.

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