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Pakistan army chief visits Kabul following deadly Peshawar attack

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

Pak-army-chief-sharifThe Pakistani army chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif arrived in Afghanistan on Wednesday, a day after Taliban militants launched a deadly attack on Peshawar school that left at least 141 people dead.

According to Pakistani security officials, Gen. Sharif will meet with the Afghan military officials to discuss the possibility of a joint military operation by Afghan and Pakistan armed forces.

Gen. Sharif will seek the Afghan military’s cooperation for “a joint operation to counter terrorism and eliminate militants hiding inside Afghanistan”, the officials quoted by Dawn News said.

Asim Bajwa, spokesman for the Inter-service Public Relation, said Gen. Sharif is accompanied by the ISI chief who will meet with the Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and ISAF Commander.

The visit by Gen. Sharif to Kabul comes as Islamabad believes the attack on Peshawar school was masterminded by aTaliban commander Umar Naray from Afghanistan.

A Pakistani security official has said the Taliban commander was issuing directives to militants for carrying out the attack.

The official further added that the issue has been shared with the Afghan military and NATO in Afghanistan after the communications of the Taliban commander was intercepted which helped to trace his location and whereabouts.

The Afghan government officials have not commented regarding the report so far.

The responsibility of the attack was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban group – Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Mohammad Khorasani has told media the attack was a revenge of their people killed in Pakistan’s military operation in North Waziristan.

Pakistan’s military operation has been ongoing in North Waziristan since June 15, after peace talks with the Taliban failed and then the Karachi airport was attacked leaving at least 28 people dead.

Pakistani Taliban and foreign fighters later accepted responsibility for the attack.

Pakistan’s military has vowed severe action against those responsible for Tuesday’s attack.

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  1. On countless occasions have the terrorist activities, including high profile attacks, been traced back to Pakistan and some of them even to the big cities such as Karachi and Peshawar let alone the tribal areas. So this should not be a shock that this incident was traced back to a remote area of Afghanistan. If the Paki’s are really sincere in eliminating the terrorism and giving up the use of terrorism as a main tool of foreign policy only then should the Afghan government consider taking action against these elements inside its border otherwise these elements do not currently pose any threat to Afghanistan’s internal security (our good Taliban?) the same way as Afghan taliban for Pakistan (their good taliban).  

  2. Well said. im saddened & cant evn express how I feel this barbaric act. At least now pakistan shd understand tht state sponserin terrorism s more harmful to u than to othr countries. Who s responsible the growth of these terrorists? Only the pak govt, pak army & ISI. When such attack happend in mumbai, hafeez saeed was the handler. India gav u all the evidence? Wat did u do abt it. U called him a national hero. Now y r u sayin terrorists r frm afghanistan. Bfor blamin others think urself. Theres no good terrorists lik hafeez & bad terrorist lik fazlulla. All r animals


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