The Afghan Taliban has confirmed that the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) was not a part of their movement commonly known as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
In a statement on Saturday, the Afghan Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said, “They are not, as an organization, part of IEA and we don’t share the same objectives” while speaking to a foreign media outlet.
“We advise TTP to focus on peace and stability in their country. This is very important so they can prevent any chance for enemies to interfere in the region and in Pakistan. And we request Pakistan to look into their demands for the better of the region and Pakistan,” Mujahid added.
Earlier, a video doing the rounds on social media showed TTP chief Noor Wali Mehsud falsely claiming that their banned group was part of the Afghan Taliban.
On December 10, the ceasefire between the government and TTP ended.
TTP representatives had claimed that the government violated their terms of the agreement. The truce lasted for approximately a month.
Back in 2014, the government conducted an operation against TTP after they conducted a deadly attack on the Army Public School that claimed the lives of more than 100 people mostly children.
The army was successful in rooting them out of North and South Waziristan districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.