Post-Peshawar attack: Afghan govt, Isaf promise Pak help against terror

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Islamabad, Dec 18: The Afghanistan government and the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) on Wednesday assured Pakistani Army General General Raheel Sharif that they would help Islamabad take action against the Taliban splinter group which is believed to have carried out the gruesome killing of over 130 schoolchildren in an army school in Peshawar on Tuesday,a report published in the Dawn said. [Terrorists using Afghan soil against us: Pak Army chief]

Gen Sharif visited Kabul with ISI Chief Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar on Wednesday to share intelligence with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Commander of Coalition Forces in Afghanistan General John Campbell.[Pak Army chief leaves for Afghanistan after Peshawar massacre]

Sources in the Pakistani military establishment later confirmed that the Afghanistan government assured General Sharif that terrorists would not be allowed to function from that country. The Isaf also promised to eliminate the terrorists. [Pak Army retaliates after Peshawar tragedy]

The intelligence shared with the Afghani president and the Isaf leadership was "very specific", the Dawn cited sources as saying. The attack in Peshawar was claimed by Jamaatul Ahrar, a splinter group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Eight TTP commanders joined this group in August.

Omar Khorasani, one of the defecting commanders and currently based in Kunar province of Afghanistan, allegedly masterminded the attack in Peshawar, the Dawn report said.

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