TTP announces three-day ceasefire for Eid

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced a three-day ceasefire in the country to mark the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

According to a report by The Washington Post, TTP said in a statement that the ceasefire was proclaimed at the request of the Pakistani people. However, the group warned that its fighters would defend themselves if security forces took any action.

This marks the second time the TTP has declared a ceasefire since 2021.

The first ceasefire ended in 2022, after which the Pakistani Taliban intensified their attacks in various parts of Pakistan.

The escalation of TTP attacks has strained relations between Pakistan and the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The Pakistani government claims that most of the TTP leaders are hiding in Afghanistan, from where they plan and execute their attacks against Pakistan. However, both the Taliban administration and the TTP have denied these allegations.