Pakistan-based Taliban, also known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, has unilaterally announced an end to a ceasefire with the government.
It was only last month that the Pakistani government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan announced a ceasefire. The two sides also agreed to start talks to strike a peace deal. But the process seems to have hit a deadlock as the Pakistani Taliban unilaterally pulled out of the ceasefire. In a statement, the group blamed the Pakistani government.
According to Press TV, the Taliban say that the Pakistani government did not release its prisoners as part of the initial understanding. It also accused Pakistani security forces of violating the ceasefire by conducting raids and arrests against TTP members.
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