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Pakistan suspends peace talks with Pakistani Taliban

Pakistan Taliban members in Akora Khattak on February 17, 2014.
Representatives of the Pakistani government have suspended peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban in the wake of recent attacks by the group, the Pakistani Prime Minister's office said Tuesday.
A four-member government panel had been in peace talks with the group, also known as Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan, for 13 days. But during that time, the group has carried out several deadly attacks, the office of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said.
Pakistanis view of talks with Taliban
Pakistanis view of talks with Taliban


    Pakistanis view of talks with Taliban


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The committee unanimously decided that continuing talks was pointless until the violence stops, the office's statement reads.
The Pakistani Taliban has long been conducting an insurgency against the Pakistani government and has claimed a number of violent attacks in its history.