TTP Militants Take Over Pakistani Military Compound, Hostage Situation Underway

TTP Militants Take Over Pakistani Military Compound, Hostage Situation Underway

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A hostage situation is currently underway after suspected Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants seized a military counterterrorism headquarters in the Bannu District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

It remains unclear how the situation unfolded as some reports indicate militants attacked and breached the compound from the outside, while others suggest militants being held staged a breakout and took weapons from security forces inside. So far local media have reported several casualties.

A video circulating online purportedly taken from inside the compound shows militants holding a Pakistani official hostage and demanding safe passage to Afghanistan. It remains unknown how many hostages are being held, but the militants have threatened to execute them if their demands are not met.

The incident comes a month after the TTP ended its ceasefire with the Pakistani government, which has seen a significant increase in attacks in the Kyber region over the past several weeks.

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