Jundallah (Pakistan)

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Jundallah (Urdu: جند اللہ‎) is an Islamist militant group associated with the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The group was commanded by Hakimullah Mehsud, the Emir of TTP,[1] until his death on 1 November 2013.[2][3] Ahmed Marwat is the spokesman of the group. [4]

Incidents of Terror[edit]

The group is wanted in connection to a wide range of terrorist attacks,[5] most famously the June 10, 2004 attempted assassination attempt on the convoy of Ahsan Saleem Hyat, the then Karachi Corps Commander.[6][7]

February 2012 Kohistan Massacre[edit]

In February 2012, 18 Shia Muslims travelling from Rawalpindi, Punjab to Gilgit, Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan on a bus were stopped in Kohistan and massacred based on their religious affiliation by individuals dressed in Military uniforms.[8] After the incident, Ahmad Marwat claiming to be the commander of the banned terrorist group Jundallah claimed responsibility for the act by contacting the media. After the shooting the gunmen resorted to aerial firing and moved to the nearby hilly areas. [9]

June 2013 murder of tourists in Gilgit–Baltistan[edit]

Jundallah claimed responsibility for the killing of tourists and their Pakistani guide in Gilgit–Baltistan. The tourists were mountain-climbers who had hoped to climb Nanga Parbat. The dead included five Ukrainians, three Chinese, and their guide.[10] [11]

September 2013 church bombing[edit]

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