The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Friday claimed that a second militant group from Balochistan has joined the ranks of the militant outfit
According to a statement issued by TTP spokesperson Muhammad Khurasani, “the militant group led by separatist leader Mazar Baloch from the Makran district of southern Balochistan has joined TTP”.
It is pertinent to mention here that this is the second such group from Balochistan to join the TTP.
Meanwhile, Muhammad Khurasani referred to the newly merged group as “the most influential” among the Baloch liberation and separatist groups.
The merger has brought the total tally of groups joining the TTP to 22 since July 2020.
In 2020, a reconciliation process with the TTP was initiated with the help of the Afghan Taliban. Scores of the TTP splinter groups re-joined the umbrella organization, including the Jamaatul Ahrar.
Remember that said in November that they have called off a ceasefire agreed upon with the federal government in June and ordered its militants to stage terrorist attacks across the country, a statement from the banned terror outfit said.
The TTP, a separate entity from the Taliban in Afghanistan but sharing a similar hardline ideology, has been responsible for hundreds of attacks and thousands of deaths since emerging in 2007.
Earlier Security Forces launched operations against TTP in Bannu to rescue CTD Hostage. According to reports Security forces launched an operation to free hostages being held by TTP militants at the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) police station in the Bannu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
The operation was launched by the Special Services Group (SSG) of the Pakistan Army and all hostages were reportedly recovered from the CTD compound. According to Sources, six TTP militants were killed.
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