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Pakistan's Taliban scraps cease-fire as political turmoil festers

Militants step up attacks, testing cash-strapped government and next army chief

Protesters gather with the body of a school bus driver killed by a gunman in Mingora, in Pakistan's province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in October. The region is facing rising violence, much of it blamed on the Pakistani branch of the Taliban.   © AP

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan is grappling with escalating attacks by the local Taliban branch, with experts warning that the country's political turmoil is compromising the government's response.

Islamist violence in the northwest has continued to worsen over the past two months. Since Nov. 16 alone, more than a dozen people have died in attacks claimed or allegedly perpetrated by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). In tribal regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a new attack is carried out almost every other day.

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