Hafiz Gul Bahadur group reviews peace treaty with the government
Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) commander Umar Khurrassani on Wednesday claimed that at least 39 local tribesmen including women and children were killed while 53 sustained injuries during the late night jet fighters’ bombing and helicopters shelling.
The TTP commander added that 19 members of one family and nine of another, who were local tribesmen, were killed in the recent shelling. He rejected the ISPR’s claim that several militants were killed in the airstrikes, saying that civilian population was targeted in the bombing and shelling.
GUL BAHADUR REVIEWS PEACE TREATY:
Moreover, following massive airstrikes by Pakistani jet fighters in North Waziristan last night, Taliban militants met at an undisclosed location on Wednesday to reconsider a non-aggression treaty with the government.
A spokesman for Taliban commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur, who leads hundreds of fighters in the area, condemned the airstrikes that, according to Pakistani military officials, killed at least 71 militants and injured 80 others last night.
Ahmadullah Ahmadi said, “The group cannot remain silent over bombardment on people,” calling it a clear atrocity on the civilians. He said that the Shura (council) has convened this important meeting to assess the situation and hinted that the peace accord with the government might get revoked.
The spokesman warned that the government would be responsible for any destruction in case it did not stop the military offensive.