Pak Taliban militants stoking sectarian fires: Malik

Islamabad, Sep 4(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday said that militants in the country were trying to stoke sectarian fires.

Malik said that after taking a beating in their strongholds in the country's northwest, the militants were now adding a religious color to their activities to whip up sectarianism.

"Sectarianism that has been there for 62 years (since the creation of Pakistan), they stoked it again," The Dawn quoted Malik, as saying.

Highlighting the recent attacks in Quetta and Lahore, he further warned that the militants would launch attacks again "wherever there is a vulnerable situation".

The minister also said that the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP), Al-Qaeda and the Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) were all part of the same organization.

"Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, Al-Qaeda, TTP; they are one. The TTP are there whenever there is suicide bombing," Malik said. (ANI)

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