TTP says it killed 70 Pakistani soldiers, injured 90 in January

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Special squad of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) undergoing training. (File Pic)

Peshawar: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) killed 70 Pakistani soldiers and injured 90 in 75 attacks at different places in the month of January, according to the Islamist group.

Among the places of operation, Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province saw 25 attacks, Bannu district witnessed 24 attacks, Peshawar 18 and Kohat and Malakand 2 each, TTP said in a statement detailing its activities during the last month.

In Balochistan Province, the outfit carried out 3 attacks while one operation was carried out in Punjab Province, said the statement quoting spokesman Muhammad Khurasani.

The nature of operations included 15 Sniper/Laser Attacks, 21 Counterattacks, 11 Grenades/bombings, 11 ambushes, 11 Targeted Attacks, 5 Guerrilla attacks and one Missile attack, the statement said.

The targets hit included 71 of the Army, 44 of Police/Levies, 35 of paramilitary Frontier Corps and 10 Secret services, he said.

The attacks by TTP resulted in the destruction of 5 military vehicles, 2 police mobile vehicles, 4 surveillance cameras and 1 drone camera, the statement said.

The TTP seized 2 Kalashnikovs and 1 UMP five gun, it said.