ISLAMABAD: The rise in terror activities is alarming but the situation is not out of control, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Thursday.
The federal minister was speaking to the media in the federal capital after attending a meeting to review the overall security situation in the country following a suicide blast in Quetta a day earlier.
The terror activities by the banned outfit, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants in Pakistan should be concerning for the Afghan Taliban as it threatens the entire region’s peace, he said, asking the provincial governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan to address it before the federal government takes matters into its own hands.
The minister said that TTP claiming responsibility for the Baleli suicide bombing is both alarming and condemnable.
The statement came in as a condemnation of the banned outfit’s announcement that it was behind the targeted attack on a police truck on Wednesday that killed a cop and three civilians, including children, and left 23 cops among 26 others injured.