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Attacks rise in Pakistan as Taliban-backed truce fails

Islamabad sees TTP as copying Afghan regime with tough demands and new attacks

ISLAMABAD -- The militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, commonly known as the Pakistani Taliban, has resumed terrorist attacks after declaring an end to a monthlong cease-fire on Dec. 9, accusing the government of not fulfilling its promises, including the release of key TTP leaders from jail.

The agreement -- brokered by the Taliban, who have ruled neighboring Afghanistan since August -- had given Islamabad a respite for a month from attacks waged by the TTP, the country's most feared terrorist group, which has chalked up hundreds of attacks on military and civilian targets in the past.

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