TTP responsible for over 100 cross border attacks in Pakistan: UN

A recently published report of the United Nations has held the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) responsible for over 100 cross border attacks within the country since July-Oct 2020.

The UN report submitted to the UN Security Council also praised Pakistan’s steps against terrorism the country had taken, “Pakistan took action against individuals engaging in terrorism financing and the freezing of the assets of designated individuals and entities.” 

The TTP saw the reunification of splinter groups that took place in Afghanistan. Five entities pledged alliance to TTP in July and August (2020), including the Shahryar Mehsud group, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Hizb-ul-Ahrar, the Amjad Farooqi group, and the Usman Saifullah group.

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The merger of these groups has enhanced the terrorism threat in Pakistan and the region. The group was responsible for numerous attacks in the country.

The TTP was responsible for more than 100 cross-border attacks between July and October 2020, the report declared, adding that based on estimates, the TTP’s fighting strength ranges between 2,500 and 6,000.