Pakistan militant threatens to break peace

Hafiz Gul Bahadur cited US missile strikes and shelling by the Army as the reason for his threat.

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2011, 18:38 PM IST

Parachinar: A militant commander in a restive Pakistani region along the Afghan border has threatened to scrap an unofficial peace deal with the Army.

Hafiz Gul Bahadur cited US missile strikes and shelling by the Army as the reason for his threat in a statement distributed on Saturday in Miran Shah town in North Waziristan.

Bahadur was referring to a reported arrangement by which Pakistan`s Army doesn`t attack him or his fighters, who focus their attacks on US and NATO troops across the border in Afghanistan instead of on Pakistani forces.

Washington has urged Islamabad to crack down on Bahudur and other commanders that who attack into Afghanistan.

Pakistan`s Army is prioritising fighting the Pakistani Taliban, which has declared war on the state and has carried out hundreds of suicide attacks around the country.

Bureau Report