Ansar-ul-Mujahidin

Ansar-ul-Mujahidin is an Islamic extremist organisation that has existed since the beginning of March 2013. The jihadist group is known to include Uzbekistan fighters and is referred to as a faction of the TTP (Tehreek-e-Taliban Islami Pakistan). Pakistani intelligence information links Mufti Shafique (leader of the TTP Gandapur group) with the Ansar-ul-Mujahidin. Ansar-ul-Mujahidin views its attacks as revenge for TTP as well as Turkistan Islamic Party fighters killed during drone attacks. The group mostly carries out attacks against Pakistan Armed Forces and politicians, as well as against polio vaccination teams, which they regard as a Western conspiracy. During December 2013, Ansar-ul-Mujahidin warned Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf leader Imran Khan and the Jamiat-i-Ulama-i-Islam (Sami faction) leader Maulana Sami-ul-Haq against supporting a polio vaccination campaign. Abu Nassir said that: “Khan and Haq should refrain themselves from the anti-polio campaign” and threatened that “at…

Ansar-ul-Mujahidin is an active group formed c. 2013.
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