The Punjabi Taliban is a network of factions of Punjabi origin that have developed connections with the Tehrik‐e‐Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Afghan Taliban and other militant groups based in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) and the North West Frontier Province (KP). The major factions of this network include Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LeJ), Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) and the Jaysh-i-Muhammad (JeM). This description, however, only applies to members of LeJ, SSP, and JeM that moved to FATA or collaborated closely with the TTP, Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat- e-Mohammadi (TNSM) and other militant groups from the tribal areas. In addition, the Punjabi Taliban of Wana is a different branch than the Punjab Taliban of Karachi. The Punjabi Taliban is allied with Mullah Nazir against the Uzbeks and is believed to number around 3,000 men. The Wana branch is involved in the fight against NATO forces in Afghanistan while the Karachi branch (see incidents…
Punjabi Taliban (Punjai Taliban separate group. See Tehrik -i-Taliban-Punjab)
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