Islamabad, Nov.14 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has blamed the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the Awami National Party, the Pakistan People's Party and private US security firm Blackwater for the recent spate of terror activities across the country.
Self proclaimed TTP spokesperson Azam Tariq issued a statement which states that the recent terror attacks were the handiwork of the ISI,the ruling PPP and Balckwater and was aimed at maligning the image of the outlawed group.
"We deem un-Islamic killings haram, as we believe in jihad.All these killings by the infamous Blackwater are aimed at maligning the Taliban. The TTP does not believe in killing of innocent citizens, and we will hold those who are doing this accountable," The Daily Times quoted Tariq, as saying.
He asked people to keep a close watch on people fanning terror and urged them to 'stand by the Taliban'.
The recent spate of violence in Pakistan, in which hundreds of innocent people have been killed, has sparked an outrage against the Taliban in the country.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has denied the presence of Blackwater (Xe Worldwide) in the country.
Speaking at the National Assembly, Malik said only a few of US security company DynCorp have been allowed to work in Karachi to provide security to US personnel present in Afghanistan.
"DynCorp has been working in Afghanistan for security purposes and was committed to abide by Pakistani laws," Malik said. (ANI)