The United States has expressed its unwavering support for Pakistan in their ongoing battle against terrorism. During a recent press briefing, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price affirmed that the US will stand alongside Pakistan in the face of these threats.
Pakistan’s latest terror attack occurred on January 30, when a suicide bomber targeted a mosque in the Red Zone area of Peshawar. As a result of this attack, 84 individuals were killed, primarily police officers who had gathered for prayers.
The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was initially held responsible for the attack, however, later distanced themselves from it. Although this may have been the case, some sources suggest that the attack may have been carried out by a local faction of the outlawed organization.
“This is a situation that affects not only Pakistan, but also India and Afghanistan, and it is a matter of concern throughout the entire region,” Price stated in response to the increasing threat of terrorism in Pakistan. According to him, Pakistan remains an important ally of the United States, and we are committed to supporting them in any way possible..”
In the past few months, terrorist attacks have increased in Pakistan, particularly in the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. The TTP, which is affiliated with the Afghan Taliban, is believed to be responsible for these planned and executed attacks. Over 100 attacks were carried out by the group in 2020, most of which were carried out following a breakdown in peace talks between the TTP and the Pakistani government in August. November 28 marked the official termination of the ceasefire.
As a result of these developments, the US’s statement of support serves as a powerful reminder of its commitment to its allies in the fight against terrorism.