A month-long truce has ended between the government of Pakistan and the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (or TTP).
Nehemiah with FMI calls it the most feared terrorist group in the country. “The TTP carried out 95 attacks in 2020, killing 140 people, and 44 attacks in the first six months of 2021. On July 14, it carried out a suicide attack that killed nine Chinese engineers working at the hydroelectric project in Pakistan.”
So why did the truce fail? Nehemiah says, “During the talks, it was agreed that the TTP’s central leaders would be released from Pakistani jails. But they weren’t released in spite of an understanding between the two sides.”
TTP vs TLP
This group is not to be confused with the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, or the TLP. This is a far-right political movement within Pakistan. It seeks to influence the government towards adopting more stringent forms of Islam and less acceptance of religious minorities.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
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