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Pakistan announces month-long ceasefire with banned terror group TTP

Prime News, International, Terrorism, Politics, Islamabad, November 9:- The Pakistan government and banned terror group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have agreed on a month-long ceasefire starting Tuesday (November 9) to further talks for achieving lasting peace in the country, according to a statement. Both parties will honour the ceasefire period, which could be extended subject to the consent of the two sides, TTP spokesperson Muhammad Khurasani said in the statement.

The TTP, commonly known as the Pakistani Taliban, is a banned terrorist organisation based along the Afghan-Pakistan border.

It has been involved in various attacks in Pakistan for more than a decade which killed thousands of people and reportedly been using Afghan soil to plot terrorist attacks in this country.

The government is now trying to use the influence of the Afghan Taliban over the TTP to reach a peace deal and end violence.

The statement said that the TTP is an Islamic Jihadi Movement comprising Pakistani people that has always kept the interest of the country supreme. Nobody can deny the fact that talks are part of wars. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)

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