Most wanted TTP commander killed in Afghanistan

Muhammad Khurassani, the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTPoperational )'s commander and spokesperson, was killed in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Monday, according to sources who did not provide further details. The news comes only days after Major General Babar Iftikhar, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), stated that the discussion with the TTP had been put on pause  

Senior TTP leader killed in Nangarhar

Kabul: On Monday, a senior security official confirmed that a senior leader of the proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Khalid Batli alias Mohammad Khurasani, was slain in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The details on the situation surrounding the killing are not clear yet. According to the reports, Balti, aged around 50, had also been the banned group's spokesperson and was involved in several incursions on the people and security forces of Pakistan.

No TTP prisoners acquitted so far: Sources

It emerged on Tuesday that both security officials, as well as the proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), had refuted the erroneous reports that more than 100 TTP prisoners had been released amid peace talks between the two sides. The remarks came after the media reports that the government had released over 100 TTP prisoners as a cordial gesture after the ceasefire announced by the militant group. TTP spokesperson Mohammad Khorasani disclosed, “Media reports about the release of 100 TTP’s prisoners are not true. However, the TTP fully honours the ceasefire agreement”.

Pakistan at a position of strength in Talks with TTP: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, in an interview with Middle East Eye, confided that Pakistan is amidst dialogue with various groups of the TTP and stands at a position of strength. He highlighted the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in the 'War on Terror'. Pakistan had lost 80,000 citizens and its economy had been left devastated, said the Premier.

US opposes peace talks with TTP and Balochi militants

The US has allegedly objected to a truce with the TTP and Baloch militants, with the US Deputy Secretary of State asking Pakistan to act indiscriminately against all militant and terrorist organisations. "We want to build a strong partnership with Pakistan against terrorism, but the United States wants Pakistan to take lasting action against all militant and terrorist groups without discrimination," said US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman in a statement.