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Kayani, corps commanders on Pak Taliban’s hit list: Intelligence agencies

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is planning to target Pakistan Army Chief Ashfaq Kayani and corps commanders, intelligence agencies have warned.

The warning about attacks on the high profile officials came after they received details of a Taliban meeting held in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

According to The Nation, the participants at the meeting discussed the arrangements for future terrorist activities and decided to launch an effective terrorist operation to eliminate the pro-American elements in the Pakistan and Afghanistan governments.

The intelligence report also pointed out that planning of the recent terrorist attacks, including the attack on the American Consulate in Peshawar, had been the part of the said meeting.

“It has been further learnt that it was also decided in this meeting to target Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and corps commanders close to him in the near future” the report mentioned.

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