U.S. support for action against the ttp “would only help the religious fanatics,” he says.
An Afghan intelligence officer contends that Pakistan “encourages” ttp militants to fight in Afghanistan.
As news of the massacre spread online, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, or ttp, claimed responsibility.
The actual gunmen had cited Osama bin Laden as their motive, but ttp was eager to bootstrap.
Attaullha, the ttp fighter, is similarly nonplussed by the lack of response to the raid.
Others, like the Tehrike e Taliban Pakistan (ttp) vowed to topple the Pakistani state itself.
Other ttp insurgents had established a security cordon around the jail blocking all roads in.
Yousafzai responded by writing a diary for the BBC Urdu Service describing life under the ttp, using the pen name Gul Makai.
“One of our factions, Junood ul Hifsa, did it,” ttp spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told the AFP news agency.
The ttp had asked Sharif, while he was in the opposition, to serve as guarantor of any negotiation.