Ansar ul-Sharia Pakistan / Jamaat-ul-Ansar Al-Sharia Pakistan (ASP)

Ansar ul-Sharia Pakistan (ASP) formed in 2017, with a first claimed attack in April of that year. According to a foundation document, the group membership is culled from mujahideen from Karachi, the tribal areas of Mastung, and the Punjab. Many of the mujahideen grew disaffected with the Islamic State, and decided to form a new, splinter group (see foundation document below). Though the group asserts no official affiliation with al-Qaeda Central (AQC), the group's ideological and tactical methodologies are inspired by Bin Laden and not the Islamic State. As stated previously, members of the newly formed group allegedly fought for the Islamic State Khurasan (ISK) affiliate in the region before becoming disaffected with their brutality.  The group's foundational document (see below) decries the killing of Muslims and the Islamic State's propensity to label enemies takfir, or apostates.Doctor Abdullah Hashmi claimed on 06 September 2017 that he had personally…

Ansar ul-Sharia Pakistan / Jamaat-ul-Ansar Al-Sharia Pakistan (ASP), also known as Jamaat-ul-Ansar Al-Sharia Pakistan, Ansarul Sharia Pakistan is a group formed c. 2017.
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