Who ever would have guessed this would happen?
Islamists in the Pakistan broke last week’s peace deal and attacked government troops in the Swat region today.
The peace agreement between the militant group Tehrik-i-Nifaz-i-Shariat Mohammadi and the government in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province received another setback when militants ambushed an army team, killing two security personnel and a civilian in Ronyal village of the restive Swat valley.
The military described the attack on security personnel a violation of the peace agreement, but the head of TNSM, Maulana Sufi Mohammad blamed the army for moving around without prior information.
The military said a captain was wounded in an ambush while two soldiers were killed when they were carrying water from a water channel.
“There absolutely was no violation of the agreement on our part. Our team was engaged by militants and we did not retaliate”, army spokesman, Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas told Pakistani daily Dawn.