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TTP kills 23 kidnapped FC men

MOHMAND AGENCY: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Mohmand Agency has claimed on Sunday that it has killed 23 Frontier Corps personnel that were held in captivity, ARY News reports from Karachi.

TTP Mohmand Agency Chief Umar Khorasani said that FC personnel were kidnapped from Shronkrai checkpost in 2010. Khorasani further said that the FC men were killed in retaliation for the killing of TTP militants.

He added that the militant group had demanded the government of Pakistan to end the killing of their workers and the immediate release of prisoners, women and children.

It should be noted that TTP is expected to announce a conditional cease fire within 24 hours.

TTP had also laid the demands of a military withdrawal from South Waziristan and release of their prisoners.

Taliban militants are consistently targeting security forces across the country.

On Thursday, at least thirteen police officers were slain and more than 50 were severely injured when a car filled with explosives hit their bus near Razzaqabad Police Training Centre in Karachi along National Highway.

TTP had claimed responsibility for the attack. Shahidullah Shahid, central spokesperson of the militant group, had claimed responsibility for the attack and had warned that the attacks would continue if the killing of their workers had not stopped.

A vehicle of Rangers' Area Commander was targeted by a suicide attacker near Korangi Town area of Karachi. Two personnel of the para-military force were injured.

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