Taliban freezes talks with Pak govt

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Islamabad, Apr 27: A Taliban negotiator has reportedly reveled that the Taliban militants have frozen talks with the government of north-western Pakistan due to the army operations against the militants.

The militants are now demanding the military operations to be ceased in the northwest of the Swat valley.

Encounter between the Pakistani troops and the militants happened on Sunday, Apr 26 in Lower Dir region of North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) which claimed the lives of 26 militants.

The Taliban is of the opinion that this maneuver has breached the peace accord and therefore to protest this the militants have suspended the talks with the government.

"Our council of leaders met on Sunday night and decided to suspend peace negotiations with the government in North West Frontier Province," Ameer Izzat Khan, a spokesman for Sufi Muhammad, the cleric who negotiated the deal between the government and the Taliban, said.

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