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Pakistan Demands Taliban Hand Over Culprits of DI Khan Attack

Pakistan Demands Taliban Hand Over Culprits of DI Khan Attack

On Tuesday, Pakistan insisted that the Taliban government in Afghanistan capture and surrender those responsible for the brutal suicide bombing in Dera Ismail Khan, which led to the deaths of over 23 soldiers.

Pakistan called for the apprehension and surrender of the attackers, including the TTP leadership in Afghanistan, and urged all necessary actions to prevent the continued use of Afghan soil for terrorism against Pakistan.

The Tehreek-e-Jihad Pakistan, an outlawed group linked to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

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In response, Pakistan’s Foreign Office strongly protested to the Afghan interim government, demanding an investigation and strict action against the culprits. The foreign secretary summoned the Chargé d’Affaires of the Afghan interim government to convey Pakistan’s strong protest regarding the terrorist attack on a security forces’ post in Daraban, Dera Ismail Khan.

The statement from the Foreign Office mentioned, “The attack, claimed by Tehreek-e-Jihad Pakistan, resulted in multiple casualties, including the martyrdom of 23 security personnel.”

The Afghan diplomat was instructed to promptly communicate to the Afghan government, conduct a thorough investigation, and take decisive action against the attackers. Pakistan also urged the Afghan government to publicly condemn the terrorist incident and take immediate, verifiable actions against all terrorist groups and their sanctuaries.

The Foreign Office emphasized that the recent attack underscored the persistent terrorist threat to peace and stability in the region, urging collective efforts to defeat this menace. Pakistan reiterated its unwavering commitment to combating terrorism.

According to the military’s media wing, 23 military personnel were martyred in the bombing and armed attack at a check post in Daraban. The attackers, numbering six, attempted to enter the post but were thwarted, leading them to resort to an explosive-laden vehicle and a suicide bombing attack.