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Peace in Pakistan, Afghanistan interlinked: Khattak

Peace in Pakistan, Afghanistan interlinked: Khattak

Jan 20, 2016 - 15:15

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Parvaiz Khattak on Wednesday said peace in Pakistaninfo-icon could not be achieved until violence continued in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Khattak was talking to reporters after a deadly Talibaninfo-icon attack on Bacha Khan University in northwestern Charsadda district.

At least four attackers entered the university and opened fire on students and faculty members, killing at least 20 students and an assistant professor and injuring another 50.

According to the Pakistani media the mastermind of the Peshawar school attack has claimed the attack. But a TTP spokesperson Mohammad Khorasani condemned the attack, terming it "against Shariahinfo-icon.

Sources added that the four attackers were wearing suicide vests but were killed by security forces before they could detonate their explosives.

KP chief minister Parvaiz Khattak said terrorism continued to threaten the northwestern province and expressed his concern over latest terrorist attacks, saying strong, serious and collective measures were needed against terrorism.

Khattat said peace in Pakistan was linked to peace and stability in Afghanistan and until peace was not restored in the neighbouring country, peace would continue to elude Pakistan. He said instability in Afghanistan had a direct impact on Pakistan.

The attack on the Bacha Khan University comes a day after 11 security personnel were killed in a suicide attack on their check-post in Karkhano market area, the gateway to Peshawar from Khyber Agency.



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