TTP planning attacks in Peshawar over the next 24 hours

PESHAWAR: Outlawed organisation Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is planning huge attacks within the next 24 hours in the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The attacks will be majorly aimed at law enforcement agencies.

According to well-placed sources, the TTP has planned attacks on the Frontier Constabulary (FC) and police checkposts throughout the northwestern city of Peshawar.

Security measures have been strengthened around the city, along with at important security check posts.

According to security officials, reports have been received that a suicide bomber has entered Nowshera district. Security measures have thus gone on high alert, and security officers are now searching for the suspect.

Earlier, an attack by militants on a security convoy took place in Bannu district, killing three soldiers and injuring eight others. The Ansarul Mujahideen militant group of Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that such attacks will continue until drone strikes are stopped.

Peshawar has been the recipient of deadly blasts for the past two weeks, the most recent of which were the twin blasts in Qissa Khawani market which claimed 41 lives and wounded more than 100 others. However, the TTP denied all responsibility of the attacks and condemned the blasts, claiming that it had no enmity with the masses.

KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak also directed the law enforcement agencies to take all necessary steps to ensurefoolproof security in the provincial metropolis after the attacks.

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