From their twitter feed (and referencing a badly structured The News webpage) and my views at the end:
Was it really the TTP? Why? Just because they ALLEGEDLY said so? How about SSP folks who said this yesterday: The News`s "Strike Against Maulana Ameen's Killing, Today" Article
Exh 1: "Mufti Naeem held Sunni Tehreek responsible for the target killings of religious scholars and declared it a terrorist organisation."
Exh 2: "Mufti Naeem also blamed Iran for involvement in the target killings and demanded of the government to snap diplomatic ties"
Exh 3: "Mufti Naeem added that clerics belonging to Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat were at the mercy of these terrorist groups."
Exh 4: "The Sunni Wahdat Council also declared Sahibzada Fazal Karim as a foreign agent."
Exh 5: "Also present on the occasion were Maulana Altaf-ur-Rehman, Maulana Ghulam Rasool, and Maulana Aurangzeb Farooqi."
Now recall that 1. Mufti Naeem is head of Jamia Binoria, the training ground for many of the Taliban 2. Sunni Tehreek runs many shrines
3. Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat is the banned Sipahe Sahaba's new name. 4. Aurangzeb Farooqi is head of the Sipahe Sahaba
5. Sahibzada Fazal Kareem is a Barelvi cleric who spoke out against the Taliban and suicide bombings.
What does this mean? Firstly that Cafe Pyala are a group of experienced reporters, with enough time to themselves to post interesting non-Pakistani MSM postulations on twitter. Secondly, that the Al-Qaeda "franchise" is being or has been, transported to multiple Sunni extremist organisations all across Pakistan. These extremist Sunni groups have their own beliefs, their own histories and backgrounds, and their own local fights, rivalries, vendettas and alliances. Look at the names of the organisations raging on. They're all Muslim. Heck, they're all Sunni. It's disgusting that religiosity has spread so wide that a country has active political groups based on varying interpretations of one sect of Islam. No non-Muslim could truly care for the differentiations, they would all be broadly clumped together as in-fighting Muslims. Except in this case they matter for tracking down the murderers of ten people, and the injurers of another 50.
There is also a matter that these sectarian organisations may not be completely cleared out, but that they evolve/devolve by changing names, and letting their militant/murder wing (sometimes the same, sometimes different) just leave to go free lance. What this would mean is that violent sectarian organisations are unfortunately organic, representative of a natural process, yet simultaneously violent. Just look at Lashkar-e-Taiba, which now calls itself Jamat-ud-Dawa. It set the standard during the nineties for being the most deeply disciplined, effective fighting force against Indian forces in Kashmir, but it proved itself so disciplined that it turned around after 9/11, and it's cadre stopped attacks into Kashmir (admittedly because the Pakistan Army asked it not to), and it has not been called out on terrorism in Kashmir. Compare that to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (L.e.J) and Sipah-e-Sahaba (S.S), two organisations which in contrast to L.e.T's fame, were notorious in that same time period for being viciously anti-Shia.
The SS (kinda appropriate) emerged out of the anti-Ahmedi agititation of the seventies and eighties, and with it's initial target declared a non-Muslim, it set it sights on Shias. Throughout the eighties and nineties they became notorious for killing Shia Muslims. When the heat became too much for them in Punjab and Karachi, they withdrew into themselves. By heat, I mean that in Karachi they were being targer assassinated for their murders by the police and Shia revenge squads, and in Punjab, their rural populism/fascism was cutting into the Pakistan Muslim League (then led entirely by Nawaz Sharif) votebank. So with them resorting to murder, they were hunted down and killed.
This is where Laskar-e-Jhangvi comes in. As far as I can tell, the L-e-J came about as a result of sectarian wackos deciding to not bow to the pressure, of you know, being killed one after another, and continue with their "struggle" of having Pakistan be declared an openly Sunni state (I'm serious) so whilst the SSP was convinced with enough bullets to stop killing Shias, the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi broke away and continued to kill people. They were hunted down one by one, their followers were tracked till they had to abscond for Afghanistan, and then by around the time just after the US toppled the Taliban the last major hitman/"militant" of the L-e-J, Riaz Basra was discovered and killed, in a Pakistani village called "Dakota". LOL. What is it with our government's propensity to discover out of control militants? LMAO. Oh well. That was the nineties.
Now for this century. The Pakistani government stood by quietly (whistling and winking) whilst it helped/allowed the Afghan Taliban/Al Qaeda militants restart the whole Sunni extemism biz with a focus on US occupied Afghanistan. Sadly Descent into Chaos covers this. And it should be obvious that Lashkar-e-Jhangvi/Sipah-e-Sahaba got their restart in late 2004/early 2005 from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). And now we're here with old and new Sunni militants mixing, matching, switching and reconstituting in Karachi. And yes by the way, these New Young militants imbibed Al Qaeda's ideology of killing and overthrowing the Pakistani government. So we have it there. A New Generation Kill. No wonder that Fahad Desmukh's second Eyewitness recording (in Urdu) has a bystander who helped move the bodies say that from the remaining head of the suicide bomber, he looked 18. Born in 1991/1992/1993? With these abandoned children, who knows?