20 Apr '16, 4pm

Pakistani Taliban faction kills 7 policemen guarding polio vaccination team

A faction of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, or TTP, claimed credit for two attacks in Karachi that targeted policemen as they guarded members of a polio vaccination team. The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has targeted polio vaccination teams in Pakistan’s major cities in the past. Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan Jamaat-ul-Ahrar “accepts responsibility for the attack on police in Karachi,” Ihsanullah Ihsan, the official spokesman for the group, said in a statement that was emailed to The Long War Journal . “This attack is part of ongoing attacks against security forces and police,” Ihsan continued. “We believe the fighting will continue until we achieve the goal of implementing the Islamic system in Pakistan.” The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, has stated from its founding in late 2006 that it seeks to overthrow the Pakistani state, implement its h...

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