Pakistan News Service

Saturday Dec 20, 2014, Safar 27, 1436 Hijri
Logo Logo
LATEST :
Pakistan News Home -> Tribune Corner -> News Details

Taliban kill senior army officer near Peshawar

20 February, 2014

  Related News  
Talks only under Quran and Sunnah: TTP
Government, Taliban teams move one step forward
  Related Articles  
Stop Thinking of Negotiations with Terrorists
By Zaheerul Hassan
Aimless talk-and-talk strategy
By Asif Haroon Raja
  Related Speakout  
New Geo Political Block of Asia?
NWFP may be lost
  More on this View All
  Related News Poll

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Taliban fighters opened fire at an army car and killed a senior officer on Tuesday in an attack certain to destroy any prospects of meaningful peace negotiations between the government and the insurgents.

An attempt by representatives of both sides to meet and talk peace collapsed a day earlier after insurgents said they executed 23 soldiers in revenge for army operations in the volatile tribal regions on the Afghan border. "(The) exchange of fire continues," the army's press wing said in a statement, adding the attack took place near Peshawar.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made peace negotiations with the Taliban a central pillar of his rule but repeated failures to find a compromise have frustrated the nation and prompted calls for tough military action against insurgent strongholds.

Efforts to engage the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan have been marked by increasingly surreal scenes this month, with Taliban representatives trying to distance themselves from the violence and both sides issuing acrimonious statements. The army identified the killed senior officer as Major Jehanzeb and said three militants were also killed.

A Peshawar Taliban official confirmed the attack but there was no word from the movement's main spokesman.

"Militants attacked the convoy of a security official in Peshawar and killed one army major," said the official.

End.

 What do you think about the story ? Leave your comments!

Heading (Optional)
Your Comments: *

Your Name:*
E-mail (Optional):
City (Optional):
Country (Optional):
 
 
Field marked(*) are mandatory.
Note. The PakTribune will publish as many comments as possible but cannot guarantee publication of all. PakTribune keeps its rights reserved to edit the comments for reasons of clarity, brevity and morality. The external links like http:// https:// etc... are not allowed for the time being to be posted inside comments to discourage spammers.

  Speak Out View All
Imran - Qadri long march
Artilce 6 and Musharraf Trail
  Quick Vote Show Results
Question: "In view of the current situation do you think Talks with Taliban should take place only within the ambit of Article 4 of Objectives Resolution that defines our Common Purpose i.e. PM/ President down to all Pakistanis to work till we achieve the rights of Democracy, Freedom, Tolerance and Social Justice for all Pakistanis:"
Yes
No
 
Candid Corner
Exclusive by
Lt. Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
LHC tells Sharif family to pay Rs 3.5bn mark-up on loan
Osama's killer comes forward to reveal his name
Suggested Sites