Digital Desk, Islamabad. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) carried out deadly attacks targeting security personnel and claimed several casualties. The increasing attack poses a major challenge to the security forces of Pakistan.
At least six security personnel were killed in a recent bombing in north-west Pakistan along the Pakistan-Afghan border. According to the details, the blast took place when at least three paramilitary soldiers and at least two police officers were carrying out a cordon and search operation in Bajaur district. It was reported that a vehicle carrying an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) rammed into another vehicle, causing an explosion.
So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. But the finger of doubt is being pointed at the TTP, which has claimed recent attacks after launching an offensive against Pakistani security forces in 2021, especially since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan in mid-August.
The year 2021 saw the resurgence of the TTP, which has been carrying out targeted attacks, particularly in and around Bajaur district, a vulnerable area where the Pakistani military has been fighting TTP cells and its affiliated groups since 2007 and killing them. is destroying.
In 2021, the region has seen a major increase in attacks through IEDs, targeted attacks and raids by criminals against security forces as well as civilians.
Parallel to the incident in Bajaur district, a 26-year-old soldier was killed in a targeted attack on a security check post in Thal area of Hangu district, another disturbed area south of Bajaur.
At the same time, a jawan was martyred in the firing by unidentified assailants at a security check post in Kech district of Balochistan.
The TTP has used Bajaur, Hangu, Balochistan and other border areas with Afghanistan as its strongholds and free access into and out of Afghanistan.
TTP is a globally designated terrorist organization that has claimed to have killed thousands of Pakistanis since 2007.
Even though Pakistan claims that its all-out military strikes against the TTP and its allied groups operating inside Pakistan have not only destroyed them, but have also cleared their footprints in the country, the attacks claimed by the TTP The ongoing resurgence of the U.S. has certainly set off alarm bells.
Experts say the real concern is the re-emergence of the TTP, as terror attacks on Pakistani security forces have intensified since the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August this year.
Pakistani security forces claim to have foiled several such terror attacks, while intelligence-based operations are being conducted to completely root out the group.