Qari Kamran, a senior Taliban commander in the northwestern district in Pakistan, was killed along with 11 fighters on January 1, 2012. Kamran was involved in some of the most deadly suicide attacks and ambushes in northwestern Pakistan over the past several years. The most devastating attack took place on May 13, 2011, when a suicide bomber detonated himself among a crowd of newly trained troops of Pakistan's paramilitary, followed by a car bomb. More than 80 Pakistani troops and civilians were killed in the twin blasts. The Taliban claimed responsibility, saying it was to avenge bin Laden's murder. It is not clear if the Qari Kamran Group is a separate group or a subset of the TTP.
Qari Kamran Group
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