Taliban warns of more attacks on ANP leaders

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Peshawar, Feb.13 (ANI): The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has warned that it will carry out more suicide attacks on Awami National Party (ANP) leaders similar to that which killed an ANP leader Alam Zeb Khan.

Taking responsibility for the blast, a close aide of Baitullah Mehsud, the chief of the TTP, Hakeemullah Mehsud, threatened of more attacks in the future.

"We carried out this attack and will continue such attacks on ANP leaders in future," The Daily Times quoted Mehsud, as saying.

Alam Zeb Khan succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.

The ANP became the TTP's major target after its peace deal with Maulana Fazlullah in the Swat Valley collapsed and military operations were initiated against the Taliban.

Provincial Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 5 million for Khan's family, and also recommended the deceased leader's name for Pakistan's highest gallantry award. (ANI)

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