Taliban scraps peace accord in North Waziristan

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Islamabad, June 30 (ANI): The Taliban has scrapped the peace deal it had inked with the government 16 months ago in North Waziristan.

According to sources, the announcement regarding the discontinuation of the nine-point peace agreement was made by the local Taliban shura (consultation).

The banned outfit has also said that it will continue the guerilla war against the security forces until the troops are not withdrawn from the region, and the US led drone strikes are not stopped, The Dawn reports.

"We will attack forces everywhere in Waziristan unless the government fulfils these two demands," a Taliban spokesman, Ahmadullah Ahmadi said.

Ahmadi blamed the Pakistan government for allowing the US to carry out drone strikes in the tribal regions of Pakistan.

Under the peace deal, extremists had agreed to stop target killings and attacks on security forces.

They had also agreed to shun their aim of establishing a parallel administration in the area and resolve all disputes in accordance with the Frontier Crimes Regulation and in consultation with the political agent.

However, the tribal elders had failed to curb the militant activities in the region and the deal had virtually become dysfunctional, The Dawn reports. (ANI)

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