Pakistani Taliban Spokesman Denies Cease-fire



Salon Staff
November 23, 2011 10:36AM (UTC)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban's spokesman has denied the group agreed to a cease-fire or is in talks with the government.

The denial comes after an attack Wednesday on a police station that officials say killed two officers.

Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan has claimed responsibility for the attack in the northwest city of Dera Ismail Khan.

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Police officer Sohail Khan says a dozen militants threw grenades at the Daraban police station and then gunned down two officers inside. Four policemen were wounded. The militants grabbed guns and police uniforms and escaped.

A senior Pakistani Taliban commander said Monday the group agreed to a cease-fire a month ago to encourage nascent peace talks with the government. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of issue's sensitivity.


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