PESHAWAR: The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Monday returned the bodies of ten Pakistan Army soldiers who were killed in a clash with TTP in Orakzai Agency on December 21, in exchange for ten bodies its members.
A group of TTP fighters had attacked a security checkpost, called “Maqsood Post”, near Daboori in Orakzai tribal region on December 21 and 10 soldiers had died fighting the militants who reportedly wanted to capture them alive. The security post was manned by the Pakistan Army soldiers, military sources told Dispatch News Desk (DND).
TTP spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan claimed responsibility for killing the soldiers and said their fighters had taken away these bodies. “We had left behind five bodies of our slain fighters while taking away the 10 bodies of slain soldiers. After a series of talks, we exchanged the bodies on Monday. We gave them bodies of their soldiers and they returned the bodies of our fighters,” the TTP spokesman said.