PESHAWAR- Banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has condemned the bomb blast in Islamabad fruit market that killed 24 people as well as the attack on a train in Sibi today.

In a statement, the TTP spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid said that attacking innocent civilians was illegal and prohibited, adding that the Taliban condemn blasts that target public places. Hidden elements shouldn’t be ignored in such acts, he added. Shahidullah Shahid said the oppressed people of Balochistan and Sindh were their brothers but targeting innocent people is also a crime. He said foreign hands should not be ignored in such attacks because they want to punish the people for their love to Islam. He said after failing to suppress a militant organization, these forces launch attacks to defame the organization. He said in the past as well these hidden hands carried out blasts in Lahore, Peshawar and other cities to bring a bad name to the TTP . Shahidullah Shahid said the ceasefire announced by the TTP has been recognized by the media and asked the people to realize who was behind such heinous crimes.