(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) — The Pakistani Taliban called for a month-long cease fire on Saturday, effective immediately.
A spokesperson for the group said that all sub-groups are being urged to refrain from jihadi activity for the next month. The Pakistani Taliban had been facing Pakistani military action.
In recent days, Pakistani fighter jets had been striking militant hideouts in Waziristan. The military action came after peace talks had broken down between the Taliban and the government.
Despite the call for ceasefire, ABC’s Muhammad Lila says that the Pakistani Taliban is fractured, and there is concern over whether militants will obey the ceasefire.
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