Fedayeen al-Islam

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Fedayeen al-Islam (also spelled Fedayan-i-Islam, variously translated as "Islamic Commandos" or "Islamic Patriots") is a militant group in Pakistan under the leadership of Hakimullah Mehsud, who was a deputy to Baitullah Mehsud in the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) prior to Baitullah's death.[1] After Baitullah's death in August 2009, Hakimullah assumed leadership of the TTP.

Alleged attacks[edit]

Islamabad Hotel Bombing[edit]

The group claimed responsibility for the Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing[2][3]

After the Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing, the group called Arabiya's correspondent in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. The correspondent said he received a text message on his mobile phone showing a telephone number. He said he called the number and then heard a recording in which the group admitted launching Saturday's attack. The Arabiya television correspondent said the speaker spoke in English with a South Asian accent. The Fedayeen Islam group has issued several demands including for Pakistan to stop its cooperation with the United States.

Lahore Police Academy Attacks[edit]

Fedayeen al-Islam claimed responsibility for the 2009 Lahore police academy attacks[4]

2009 April 4 Islamabad Attack[edit]

Febayeen al-Islam claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the capital that killed eight troops.[1]

2009 April 5 Chakwal Attack[edit]

The group also claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that targeted a Shia mosque in Chakwal, Punjab province. 24 people died in the attack.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Pakistan's extremists: The slide downhill". The Economist. 2009-04-08. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  2. ^ http://www.mcclatchydc.com/world/story/52928.html Pakistan hit by smaller attacks, killing at last 10
  3. ^ Sedarat, Firouz; M. Jones (2008-09-23). "UPDATE 2-Little-known Islamic group claims Pakistan attack". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  4. ^ "Pakistan group claims police attack, makes demands". Associated Press. 2009-03-31. Retrieved 2009-04-01.