Pakistan army convoy attacked in Peshawar

No claim of responsibility for attack on military convoy which left one soldier dead and two others injured.

    At least one soldier has been killed and two others wounded after unidentified gunmen attacked a Pakistan army convoy in Peshawar, military sources have said.

    The soldiers were fired upon on Frontier Road on Friday, and the attackers were able to escape. 

    The injured are being evacuated to the Combined Military Hospital in Peshawar.

    The convoy's movement was "routine", the army said.
     No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, whih took place in the Aziz Market area.

    The incident is the first such attack since the Pakistan Taliban (TTP) refused to extend its 40-day ceasefire with the Pakistan government.

    In a statement made on Wednesday, the group said it was against extending the ceasefire because the government had continued to arrest people and killed more than 50 people associated with the group.

    It was, however, st
    ill open to talks with the government, according to a spokesman for the group.

    Members of the government and the Taliban-appointed peace committee are due to meet on Saturday to discuss the future course of action for the abortive dialogue process.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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