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Pak Taliban vows to continue targeting Pakistani security forces

By Abdul Nisar

Islamabad, Sep 7 (ANI): The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has said on Tuesday that they would continue to target Pakistani security forces with suicide attacks as they claimed responsibility for the latest blast that killed 19 in Lakki Marwat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

"We are targeting Pakistani security forces because the government has allowed America to launch drone attacks on us," TTP spokesman Azam Tariq told a foreign news agency.

"Rather it is on the Pakistan government's behest that drone attacks target us. We will continue suicide attacks on security forces. Civilians should avoid proximity with them," he said.

The Dawn quoted Tariq as claiming responsibility for Monday's suicide attack on a police station in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Nine policemen and four schoolchildren were among those killed in the attack.

"We carried out the Lakki Marwat suicide attack," Tariq said, adding that the Taliban regretted the killing of schoolchildren in the attack.

"Our children are also killed in drone attacks," he said. (ANI)

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