Pak Taliban claims responsibility for Bannu blast, condemns attack on Mullah Nazir
The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the blast carried out in Bannu on Tuesday.
The blast had reportedly taken place near the house of Kainat, one of the girls who was injured during the Taliban attack on 15-year-old education campaigner Malala Yousufzai.
TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan, however, said the outfit was not involved in last week's attack on pro-government and anti-US Taliban leader Mullah Nazir. He condemned the attack on Nazir and said he was part of the Ittehad-i-Shura-Mujahideen, of which the TTP was also a member, reports The Dawn.
Ehsan further said that although the TTP has organisational differences with Mullah Nazir, there are no ideological differences between the groups.