Pakistan Asks Afghanistan to Hand Over TTP Terrorists Involved in Attack on Chinese Nationals

Sun May 26 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday demanded the interim Taliban government in Afghanistan to hand over banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s terrorists involved in the Besham terror attack on Chinese citizens to Islamabad.

Addressing a joint press conference flanked by officials of the National Counter-Terrorism Authority (Necta), Pakistan’s Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi said that whether Afghanistan try the terrorists in the court of law or not, it should hand over the militants to Islamabad.

At least 6 people including five Chinese nationals were killed after a suicide bomber rammed into the bus transporting the staff working on the Dasu hydropower project in Bisham, Shangla, in March this year.

In view of the investigation report, Mohsin Naqvi said that the TTP operated the Besham terror attack on Chinese citizens from inside Afghanistan.

He said that Pakistan has formally requested the interim government in Afghanistan to arrest the leadership of TTP.

Pakistan Repeatedly Conveyed Concerns to Kabul 

Over the past two years, Pakistan has repeatedly conveyed its serious concerns to Kabul over the presence of terror outfits, including the banned TTP, inside Afghanistan. These terrorists pose a serious threat to Pakistan’s security and have consistently used Afghan soil to launch terror attacks inside Pakistani territory.

Briefing the media about the progress of the investigation, Naqvi said that probe agencies have prepared an investigation report. They had concrete evidence that the TTP carried out the terror attack from Afghanistan on the Chinese engineers.

Responding to a query, he said the government had contacted the interim authorities in Afghanistan but good results are not coming from there.

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