Pakistan to send high-powered delegation to Afghanistan to discuss anti-TTP actions
By Khaama Press - Sat Sep 19 2015, 10:43 am
In the aftermath of a deadly attack on an Air Force base in Peshawar that left 29 killed and 29 wounded, Pakistan is sending a high-powered delegation to Afghanistan to discuss anti-TTP actions with Afghan authorities.
Pakistan says that yesterday’s attack was carried out by a splinter group of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) from Afghan soil.
Pakistan’s The Express Tribune news agency quotes an unnamed senior security official as saying that government will present Kabul with the ‘hard evidence’ shortly.
“Pakistan will convey to Afghanistan that it will no more tolerate such attacks emanating from its soil,” the official is quoted as saying.
The attack was carried out by 13-14 armed men who stormed the Air Force base in Badhber area early on Friday morning and Pakistan’s military spokesman later told reporters that the attack was organized, executed and operated from Afghanistan.
“We have recordings which reveal the attack was planned executed and controlled from Afghanistan,” ISPR’s Asim Bajwa told reporters in a press conference.
23 of those killed belonged to the Air Force.
Following the attack Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khwaja Asif also talked to media. He said that Afghanistan’s enemies have been targeted in Pakistan but Pakistan’s enemies have not been targeted there.
But Afghan leaders say that Pakistan is still financing and arming Afghanistan’s enemies.