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About Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan is the Pakistan unit of Taliban.

Organizational structure

In August 09, reports are out that Hakeemullah Mehsud took charge from Baitullah Mehsud as the chief of the outfit. However, Pakistan Interior Advisor Rehman Malik has rejected reports about the appointment.

Ihsanullah Ihsan is the spokesperson and Maulvi Omar is its former spokesperson.

Reaction to hanging of Kasab

The Tehrik-e-Taliban has vowed to avenge the hanging of LeT militant Ajmal Kasab. Tehrik-e-Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan has made calls to journalists saying that they would target Indians and Indian interests anywhere. The Taliban has also demanded the body of Kasab to be returned to their family members, otherwise they would capture Indians and not return their bodies.

On 28 Nov 2012, Tehreek-e-Taliban has warned that their fighters were in Amritsar and Hyderabad and would avenge the hanging of Ajmal Kasab. Ahmed Marawat, a spokesman for Taliban, said that they will avenge the death of Kasab within a month

Recent activities

In September 08, the unit has reportedly killed an Afghan national who, according to them, used to spy on them for the US forces in Afghanistan.

In October 08, they beheaded two spies in Waziristan accusing them of spying for neighbouring Afghanistan.

In December 08, the unit cliamed responsibility for NATO supplies attacks

Late in August 09, the group acknowledged that Baitullah Mehsud was dead ending weeks of claims and counter-claims over his fate following a US missile strike on his father-in-laws house earlier this month. This is the first time the group officially confirmed the death of a top leader.

In March 2010, Pakistani intelligence agencies have warned that the TTP is planning to abduct US and Afghan diplomats in order to get arrested terrorists released.

In April 2010, TTP has once again warned that it would target people supporting the US, and said jihad against supporters of foreign forces would continue.

TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsud, who was believed to have been killed in a US drone strike in South Waziristan in January, is alive, an Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) official has claimed.

In May 2010, the claim made by the Tehreek-e-Taliban of being involved in an attempted car bomb attack in New Yorks Times Square has been downplayed by Pakistani intelligence officials>, as lacking in credibility.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan / Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan in News

Afghanistan to move UN if cross-border attacks by Pak-Taliban not resolved diplomatically
Afghanistan has warned that it would move the United Nations if the issue of escalating tensions over cross-border attacks by Taliban insurgents and retaliatory action from Pakistani security forces is not resolved diplomatically.

Pak Taliban spokesman killed in clashes with security forces in Upper Dir
Banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) the spokesman Mullah Mansoor has reportedly been killed in a clash with security forces in the Upper Dir district.

Pak must wake up to the dangers of courting the deadly Taliban: Editorial
The military establishment in Pakistan must wake up to the real dangers of courting the Tehreek-e-Taliban, before the entire country is swept up in a river of blood due to misplaced concreteness in the country's policy, said an editorial in a Pakistani daily.

U.S. offers Pak joint offensive against TTP
The U.S. has offered Pakistan to conduct a joint military offensive against the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) along the Pak-Afghan border, in a move indicating that the two estranged allies have sought to cooperate in specific areas despite worsening ties.

Taliban releases video of 17 beheaded Pakistani soldiers
The Taliban has released a video, which they say shows the heads of Pakistani soldiers who they captured in a cross-border raid from Afghanistan and beheaded.

Pak should stop supporting Haqqani, begin peace talks with Afghanistan: Editorial
Pakistan should withdraw its support from the Haqqani Network and begin negotiating peace with Afghanistan as a major initiative in the wake of a drawdown of U.S. forces by 2014, said an editorial in a Pakistani daily.

Banned Pakistani Taliban group declares war against government
The banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has asked the Mehsud tribesmen of South Waziristan to leave their homes, claiming that the Taliban are in a state of war with the government of Pakistan, according to a TTP pamphlet.

Dr Afridi at 'grave risk' from Taliban 'baying for his blood' in Peshawar prison
Intelligence officials have said keeping Dr Shakil Afridi in Peshawar's central prison is no less than keeping him in plain sight of the Taliban who are purportedly baying for his blood.

Pak Punjab's CID issues 'Red Book' containing terror suspect profiles
Pakistan Punjab's Crime Investigation Department (CID) has issued a new edition of the 'Red Book' that contains the profiles of the 70 most wanted suspects, who were involved in terrorist attacks and sectarian killings.

Pak Taliban releases videotape of brazen Bannu jailbreak
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has reportedly released the video of the Bannu jailbreak incident where the militant group secured the release of 384 prisoners on April 15.

Tehrik-i-Taliban chief's close associate arrested in Peshawar
A close associate of Hakimullah Mehsud, the chief of banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and six others have been arrested in Peshawar.

Pak Taliban vows to repeat Bannu jail break operation type attacks
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has warned that they would continue carrying out attacks such as the one in Bannu, and denied reports suggesting the escaped prisoners were handed over under any truce with the government.

'Pak intelligence says Taliban may be planning another attack on Adiala Prison
Pakistan intelligence agencies have warned that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) may be planning another attack on the Adiala prison.

Pak should support U.S.- Afghan reconciliation process: Editorial
An editorial in a Pakistan daily has said the country should support the reconciliation process between the militants and the governments in Kabul and Washington, instead of following the so-called policy of strategic depth, which has only brought about severe political, social and economic damage to the country.

Pak Taliban conducted Bannu jailbreak operation to free Musharaf's murder attempt suspect
The Pakistan Taliban has said that they conducted the Bannu jailbreak operation to free Adnan Rasheed, the alleged mastermind of the assassination attempt on former president General Pervez Musharraf.

Eight killed in Pak Taliban, Haqqani network clash in North Waziristan
At least eight people have been killed in intense clashes between the Haqqani Network and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan in North Waziristan Agency, local sources have said.

Pak Taliban planning terror attacks if govt re- opens NATO supply lines
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakeemullah Mehsud has reportedly convened a meeting in North Waziristan to plan targeted attacks if the government re-opens the NATO supply routes.

Islamist militants free 300 hardline prisoners from jail in North-West Pak
Over 300 prisoners have escaped from a jail in north-western Pakistan after it was attacked by Islamist militants armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

Pakistan Taliban threatens to attack lawmakers if NATO supply routes to Afghanistan reopen
The Pakistan Taliban has threatened to attack lawmakers if they decide to re-open NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.

Suicide attack kills 13 people in Pakistan's Khyber Agency
A suicide blast has killed 13 people and injured 10 others in at a centre of banned outfit Lashkar-e-Islam in Tirah Valley in Pakistan.

Militants abduct 15 soldiers in Frontier Corps base attack in Pakistan
A soldier was killed and two civilians wounded when militants attacked a paramilitary base in Mulazai in Tank district in Pakistan on Friday.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor denies reports of peace talks with militants
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Masood Kausar has denied reports of the government having "peace talks with any militant group."

Govt. won't hold peace talks with Pak Taliban until they surrender: Rehman Malik
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said the government would not hold talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) until terrorists surrender before the authorities.

Pakistani Taliban confirms peace talks with Islamabad
Deputy Commander of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Maulvi Faqir Mohammad, who has been waging a four-year war against Islamabad, has confirmed that both sides are in peace talks.

Pakistani Taliban splintered into over 100 smaller factions: Experts
The Pakistani Taliban has splintered into over 100 smaller factions, weakened and running short of cash, over the country's military operations and US drone strikes, security officials, analysts and tribesmen from the insurgent heartland have said.

'Mullah Omar pushing Pak Taliban to reconcile with govt.'
Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar is pushing Pakistani militants based in the tribal areas to strike a peace deal with the government, and advised the chief of the Haqqani network to mediate between them, a source has revealed.

Pak Taliban denies 'cease-fire' with govt. reports
The Pakistani Taliban's spokesman has refuted claims by other commanders that the group had agreed to a cease-fire and exploratory peace talks with the government.

Malik denies reports of 'Taliban ceasefire with Pak govt.' in favour of peace talks
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that although the Government had asked the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for dialogue, no talk can take place until the militant outfit decides to give up their arms and terrorism.

Pakistan Army denies having talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban
The Pakistan Army has vehemently denied media reports that they were in talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Militants kill Pak mosque cleric for resisting 'terrorist value' preaching there
A mosque cleric was shot dead by militants in the Nowshera district of Pakistan, after he resisted to their attempts to preach terrorism in his mosque, a police official has claimed.

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