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Incidents and Statements involving TTP: 2017

SL. No.

Date

Place
Incident

Nature of incident

1
January 3

Batagaram / KP

The CTD officials of Hazara Division arrested two TTP terrorists, Muhammad Nawaz alias Abrash and Azizullah alias Hazaza, from Batagaram District of KP.

Non-violent (Arrest)
2
January 9

Chando Khel / Lakki Marwat / KP

Bannu Special Police Unit arrested three suspected TTP terrorists from the Chando Khel area of Lakki Marwat District in KP.

Non-violent (Arrest)
3
February 1

Luni Jungle / Kulachi / Dera Ismail Khan / KP

Security Forces killed a TTP militant and arrested eight other suspects during an exchange of fire in the Luni Jungle area under Kulachi tehsil in Dera Ismail Khan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Three Army personnel - Major Abbas, Captain Omer and Naik Adnan - were injured during a 'routine sanitisation operation', the ISPR said in a statement.

Violent (Killing)
4
February 9

Gadap town / Karachi / Sindh

Six militants were killed in a shoot out with Police during a raid on a chicken farm off Superhighway near the Baqai Medical University in Gadap town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. SSP Malir Rao Anwar Ahmed said that the six militants belonged to AQIS and TTP, and were involved in targeting law enforcement personnel.

Violent (Killing)
5
February 12

Pakistan / Afghanistan

In an effort to promote its ideology and update supporters about its latest actions in the country, the TTP has brought out a high gloss, Vogue-style magazine. The first issue of 'Mujjallah' magazine was published in November 2016 and reportedly distributed in Pakistan sometime in December 2016. The inaugural issue had 56 pages.

Non-violent (Magazine publication)
6
February 12

Pakistan / Afghanistan

The ISAF Commander General John Nicholson (Jr.) said TTP provides the core fighting group for the militant IS group as TTP militants in Orakzai Agency of FATA en masse joined the relatively new terrorist group. General John Nicholson (Jr.) appeared before the US Senate Armed Services Committee this week to brief American lawmakers on the current situation in Afghanistan. He told the panel that the IS, which in Afghanistan was called the Islam State Khorasan Province, comprised fighters mainly from existing militant groups in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Non-violent (report)
7
February 13

Mall Road / Lahore / Punjab

At least 14 persons were killed and 85 injured when a suicide bomber struck around 6pm outside the Punjab Assembly on Mall Road of Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab, during a protest. The JuA faction of TTP claimed responsibility for the attack.

Violent (Killing)
8
February 13

Pakistan

The JuA faction of TTP released a video announcing the launch of "Operation Ghazi" in the honour of Maulvi Ghazi Abdul Rasheed who was killed in July 2007 by Pakistan Army inside Lal Masjid, Islamabad. The Chief of JuA also appealed to other religious groups to form a united front, wherein he would be ready to fight as an ordinary fighter, a possible hint of rejoining the main TTP of Fazlullah group. The main TTP and Waziristan Mehsud Taliban (Khan Said Sajna Group) have already merged on February 02, 2017. TTP-JuA has already claimed the Chaman (Balochistan) blast on FC jointly with LeJ's Al-Alami and blast in Kurram Agency on January 21, 2017 claimed by LeJ Al-Alami that they claim was their combined work with Shehryar group of Mehsud Taliban, which means these factions have already joined hands together.

The TTP-JuA claimed that the previous Operation Saut-al-Raad (Sound of Thunder), which was aimed at hit and run tactics, had achieved its targets and that now it was time to launch big operations. TTP-JuA has already started this by launching big scale attacks on three Pakistan Army check posts in Baizai (border area with Afghanistan) simultaneously claiming to have inflicted heavy losses onto the Pakistan Army, while conceding that two of its fighters were killed and three injured. Police sources, talking to Pakistan Today, revealed that law enforcement agencies are now expecting some large scale attacks in Mohmand Agency, Bajaur Agency and Peshawar on the LEAs while sectarian minorities will be targeted too. Shia community-dominated areas in KP/FATA and Quetta in Balochistan will be likely targets of these attacks.

Non-violent ( Video Release)
9
February 15

Chak 10-R 98 / Khanewal / Punjab

The CTD killed at least six suspected JuA militants in an operation in Chak 10-R 98 area of Khanewal District in Punjab. Four suspects managed to flee during the operation. The operation was carried out on a tip off regarding presence of militants in the area. JuA is an offshoot of TTP, which is responsible for the suicide blast in Lahore that killed 14 persons including two senior police officials on February 13.

Violent (Killing)
10
February 17

Super Highway / Karachi / Sindh

Police killed nine TTP militants including would-be suicide bombers during exchange of fire near Super Highway in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
11
February 17

Pakistan / Afghanistan

The Pakistan Army targeted militant hideouts across the Afghan border, killing several militants including a top commander of JuA, an offshoot of the TTP.

Violent (Killing)
12
February 20

Frontier Region Tank / FATA

Army claimed to have conducted and intelligence based operation in Frontier Region Tank of FATA, killing four suspected militants. The ISPR released a statement in this regard, saying the operation was reportedly carried out against Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani Group of TTP.

Violent (Killing)
13
March 8

Malikabad / Swabi / KP

Five militants and two Army personnel, including one Captain Junaid, were killed during an intelligence-based operation against suspected terrorists in Malikabad area of Swabi District KP. "[The] five terrorists who were killed [...] were planning to target educational institutions and judicial complexes," Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. Three of the terrorists had been identified, while the remaining two were "probably Afghans". At least one of the identified militants was a cadre of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), added ISPR.

Violent (Killing)
14 March 30

Kohat / KP

ISPR stated that, Tahir, a 'hardcore terrorist' belonging to TTP and involved in the 2012 Bannu jailbreak was executed in Kohat jail. The terrorist was tried and convicted by a military court. In April 2012, over 200 terrorists attacked the Central Jail in Bannu, freeing 384 prisoners in the pre-dawn assault. The execution came two days after Senate approved the 28th Constitutional Amendment Bill, consummating the parliamentary process to revive military courts for another two years.

Violent (Hanging)
15 March 31

Noor market / Parachinar / Kurram Agency / FATA

At least 24 persons were killed and another 100 injured in a suicide attack on an Imambargah in the Noor market area of Parachinar town in Kurram Agency of FATA. TTP's faction JuA claimed responsibility for the attack. The blast was part of its operation Ghazi and Shias were the targets, the outfit said in a statement sent to the media.

Violent (Killing)
16 March 31

Jandola / SWA / FATA

A high-value terrorist Mehmoodul Hassan alias Khwaja Madni and his accomplice from the TTP' Sajna group were killed in an operation by SFs in Jandola area of SWA, the ISPR statement said. The SFs personnel recovered weapons and ammunitions from the terrorists' hideout.

Violent (Killing)
17 April 4

Mohmand Agency / FATA

The ISPR claimed that eight JuA militants had surrendered before the Army in Mohmand Agency of FATA. In a statement issued by the ISPR, the Army said the militants who surrendered include Akbar, Gull, Siraj and five of their accomplices.

Non-violent (Surrender)
18 April 5

Bedian Road / Lahore / Punjab

Six people, including four Army soldiers and an off-duty Air Force airman, lost their lives after a suicide bomber targeted a census team in Lahore's Bedian Road area. At least 19 others were injured in the attack, according to the provincial Government. The TTP claimed the attack.

Violent (Killing)
19 April 7

Manawan / Lahore / Punjab

The CTD of Punjab killed 10 JuA militants in the night at Manawan area of Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab.

Violent (Killing)
20 April 11

Severra Chowk / Multan / Punjab

Seven JuA militants were arrested by the CTD at Severra Chowk in Multan town of same District in Punjab.

Non-violent (Arrest)
21 April 15

Basti Dadwani / Choti Zareen / Dera Ghazi Khan / Punjab

At least nine militants and three Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) personnel were killed during an exchange of fire in Basti Dadwani near Choti Zareen area of Dera Ghazi Khan in Punjab in the morning. The ISPR said "9-10 hardcore terrorists" affiliated with the TTP were killed during the joint security operation launched by Rangers, intelligence agencies and CTD personnel near Choti Zareen area. Among the slain militants included Muhammad Asghar Dadwani alias Ustad Gorchani and Muhammad Naeem alias Waqas Dadwani. The Punjab Rangers personnel slain in the shootout were identified as Havildar Asif, Sepoy Aftab and Sepoy Azizullah. Two soldiers also sustained injuries.

Violent (Killing)
22 April 19

Narang / Sheikhupura / Punjab

The CTD of Punjab Police killed eight militants by busting a 'big' cell of the TTP in the Narang area of Sheikhupura District of Punjab. Two CTD officials were injured in the shootout, a handout issued by the department's spokesman said.

Violent (Killing)
23 May 3

Pakistan

Four "hardcore terrorists" of TTP tried by the military courts were hanged. The four were said to be involved in "committing heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, attacking armed forces of Pakistan and LEAs," an ISPR statement said.

Violent (Hanging)
24 May 4

Kohat / KP

Three 'hardcore terrorists' sentenced by military courts were executed in Kohat jail of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said a statement released by the ISPR. The executed terrorists belonged to TTP. Their names were Hassan Dar, Umar Zada and Hazrat Ali. They were involved in attacking the Security Forces and civilians.

Violent (Hanging)
25 May 9 Rawalpindi / Punjab

Four TTP terrorists, who were tried by Military Courts, have been executed in Rawalpindi.

Violent (Hanging)
26 May 17

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Four TTP terrorists, tried by military courts, were executed at a jail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the ISPR said.

Violent (Hanging)
27 May 20

Mundan / Bannu / KP

CTD arrested a TTP 'commander' in Mundan village in Bannu District of KP. Mansoorullah Ali alias Qiyaz is believed to be the mastermind behind attack on Mundan Police Station in Bannu on February 7, 2017. Police said the TTP 'commander' was found in possession of explosives, grenades and material used for making bombs.

Non-violent (Arrest)
28 May 24

Quetta / Balochistan

One TTP leader, Saeed Ahmed Badani, describe as the "mastermind" behind three major attacks in the province was arrested from an unidentified location of Quetta in Balochistan.

Non-violent (Arrest)
29 May 24

Pakistan

The two TTP terrorists in involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, including the attack on Army Public School Peshawar, were sent to gallows. According to ISPR, the terrorist, Atta Ullah and Taj Muhammad, tried by Military Courts were executed.

Violent (Hanging)
30 May 25

Pakistan

The Peshawar High Court stayed the execution of former spokesman of the Swat chapter of TTP, Muslim Khan, who was sentenced to death last year by a military court on multiple charges of terrorism.

Non-violent (Stay on execution)
31 June 4

Pakistan

The JuA faction of TTP expelled four commanders for 'acting against Shariah and violating group's rules and regulations, the group's spokesman Asad Mansoor said. The spokesman informed all militant groups in a statement emailed to the media that the JuA will not be responsible for any act of the sacked members as they are no more associated with the outfit. The sacked commanders were identified as Maulana Salahuddin, Maulana Waqas, Qazi Saqib and Mehdi. Maulana Salahuddin was a senior commander and in-charge of the JuA's financial affairs. He was former member of the TTP 'shura'. Mehdi was a senior commander and had many followers among the militants. He also served as head of the Finance Department. He once headed activities in the cities. Qazi Saqib, a renowned religious scholar, has served as Chief Justice of JuA. Maulana Waqas is a religious scholar and a teacher. All four belong to Mohmand Agency of FATA and now live in Afghanistan.

Non-violent (Expulsion from outfit)
32 June 19 Bahawalpur / Punjab

The CTD arrested three TTP cadres from Bahawalpur District of Punjab whom they claimed were plotting an attack in the city on Eid. They also recovered explosives and suicide jackets from their possession.

Non-violent (Arrest)
33 July 10 Chaman / Qilla Abdullah / Balochistan

The DPO of Qilla Abdullah, Sajid Khan Mohmand, and his security guard and driver were killed and over 10 other people, including five Police personnel, injured in a suicide blast in the border town of Chaman in Qilla Abdullah District of Balochistan. The TTP claimed responsibility for the attack.

Violent (Killing)
34 July 13 Killi Deba / Quetta / Balochistan

The SP, Mubarak Shah, and three of his Police guards were shot dead when the motorcycles bourne militants opened indiscriminate fire at the Police mobile while it was patrolling in Killi Deba area of Quetta in Balochistan. The TTP claimed responsibility for the attack.

Violent (Killing)
35 July 24

Ferozepur Road / Lahore / Punjab

At least 26 persons, including nine Policemen, were killed and 56 others injured in a suicide blast near the Arfa Karim IT Tower on the Ferozepur Road of Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab. The TTP claimed responsibility for the attack.

Violent (Killing)
36 July 25

Lahore / Punjab

Law enforcement agencies identified a new militant network, an offshoot of the TTP, as the group responsible for July 24's attack on Lahore's Ferozepur Road. The suicide attack near the Arfa Karim IT Tower was the first deadly assault by the TSG, which comprised highly trained suicide attackers (Fidayeen commandos), a Senior Police Officer said under the condition of anonymity. The Police officer said the emergence of the TSG had raised concerns among law enforcement agencies, who were viewing it as an emerging new challenge. The TSG commandos have been trained to carry out massive and deadly attacks, he added.

Non-violent (Statement)
37 July 30

Pakistan

Haji Daud Mehsud, a senior leader of the TTP, has declared allegiance to Daesh or the Islamic State that could be seen as a serious setback for the TTP and a boost for IS-Khorasan (IS-K) region just two weeks after the US airstrikes killed the IS-K leader Abu Sayed in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province.

Non-violent (Defection)
38 July 31

Pakistan

The TTP released the first edition of a magazine for women, apparently aiming to convince its target readership to join the militant group and take up jihad. The first edition of Sunnat-i-Khaula - which translates as 'The Way of Khaula', referring to an early female follower of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) - published by the TTP features a picture of a woman veiled from head to toe on its front cover. Inside is an interview with the TTP's leader's wife, who is not named, in which she talks about being married to the head of the militant group, Fazlullah Khorasani, at the age of 14.

Non-violent (Statement)
39 August 2

University Road / Gujrat / Punjab

The Punjab CTD shot dead three TTP militants during a raid at University Road of Gujrat Town in same District of Punjab.

Violent (Killing)
40 August 7

Sagian Bridge / Lahore / Punjab

The CTD killed four TTP militants in an encounter near Sagian Bridge in Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab.

Violent (Killing)
41 August 9

SITE Town / Karachi / Sindh

The CTD conducted a search operation in the Al-Kareem Islamic Academy located in SITE Town area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, allegedly linked with the TTP and arrested seven persons for interrogation.

Non-violent (Arrest)
42 August 15

Manghopir / Karachi / Sindh

Two militants belonging to the TTP Mufti Shakir group were killed during an encounter with the CTD personnel in the Manghopir area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
43 August 16

Attock, Dera Ghazi Khan and Lahore / Punjab

SFs arrested seven TTP militants and 20 Afghan suspects during various operations conducted over the last 72 hours in Punjab.

Non-violent (Arrest)
44 August 19

Noorani Basti / Korangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

Two TTP militants were killed in shootout during an IBO jointly conducted by CTD and Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) at Noorani Basti in Korangi Town of Karachi in Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
45 September 4 Sadaf Society / Karachi / Sindh

Police in a shootout killed four suspected terrorists, including TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah's cousin, Khursheed, in Sadaf Society locality of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
46 September 9 Al-Habib Society / Karachi / Sindh

Seven TTP militants were arrested by LEAs and Police during joint operation in Al-Habib Society in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Non-violent (Arrest)
47 September 11

Nazyan / Nangarhar / Afghanistan

Four TTP militants, including a senior 'commander' Nazir Afridi alias Jundullah, were killed in Nazyan District of Nangarhar province in Afghanistan.

Violent (Killing)
48 September 17

Loye Mamond / Bajaur Agency / FATA

Local Tehsildar Fawad Ali and four Levies personnel were killed when a remote-controlled bomb went off at a roadside in Loye Mamond area of Bajaur Agency in FATA. TTP claimed responsibility for the blast. TTP 'spokesman' Mohammad Khorasani said the militants planted an improvised explosive device "to target security personnel" in the Bajaur Agency area.

Violent (Killing)
49 October 18

Quetta-Sibbi Road / Sariab Mill / Quetta / Balochistan

At least eight Policemen were killed and 24 other people were injured in an explosion on the Quetta-Sibbi Road in Sariab Mill area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. The TTP claimed responsibility for the attack.

Violent (Killing)
50 October 18

Paktia / Afghanistan

Umar Khalid Khorasani, the 'chief' of JuA, an offshoot of the TTP, has been killed in a US drone strike in Paktia province of Afghanistan's. "Chief of our Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Umar Khalid Khorasani, who sustained serious injuries in a recent US drone strike, succumbed to his injuries Wednesday evening," JuA 'spokesman' Asad Mansoor told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location. "At least nine close associates of Khorasani were also killed in the strike," he added. Mansoor said a high-level meeting of JuA's consultative council will be convened soon to appoint the outfit's new chief. However, a senior JuA 'commander' said on condition of anonymity that one of JuA's senior commanders, Asad Afridi, has already been appointed new JuA chief.

Violent (Killing)
51 November 3 Zhob,/Balochistan

A suspected militant was arrested and a large cache of weapons was recovered during an IBO conducted by FC Balochistan and intelligence agencies in Zhob, Balochistan said a statement issued by the ISPR. According to the statement, the FC and intelligence agencies arrested a suspected TTP facilitator while conducting an operation at a terrorist hideout in Zhob. The statement added that weapons, IED, explosives and ammunition, suspected to be used in carrying out terrorist activities in Quetta were recovered from the terrorist hideout.

Arrest
52 November 5 North Waziristan Agency/ FATA.

A 'commander' of the TTP, Abdul Khaliq Haqqani, along with his fighters, surrendered to the SFs in North Waziristan Agency of FATA.

Surrender
53 November 8 NS

'Spokesman' for the banned JuA, a breakaway faction of the TTP, Asad Mansoor, announced that Mukaram alias Omar Khorasani and his followers had been "banished from the Jamaat. He said a detailed 'policy statement' would be issued later, asking supporters not to take any sort of step, which could hurt their activities. JuA therefore faces a rift as Mukarram and his fighters are set to announce their own group.

Rift/Announcement
54 November 9 Airport Road/Quetta/Balochistan

Three Policemen, including a DIG of Police, Hamid Shakil, were killed when a suicide bomber struck his motorcycle with the DIG's vehicle on the Airport Road in Quetta, Balochistan. The suicide attack targeted the vehicle of DIG during his morning commute. Four other Policemen were also injured in the explosion. TTP claimed responsibility for the attack.

Suicide Attack
55 November 14 Pakistan

The CJCSC General Zubair Mahmood Hayat alleged that India's R&AW had established a cell with a special allocation of over $500 million in 2015, to sabotage CPEC projects in Pakistan. "India's indirect interference in Pakistan is manifested in sponsoring TTP, Baloch and other sub-nationalist outfits and many other terrorist groups," he further claimed.

Non-Violent (statement)
56 November 15 Pakistan / Afghanistan

Afghanistan's CEO Abdullah, said that TTP had consolidated presence in Afghanistan and TTP had achieved that by taking advantage of the instability created by the insurgents fighting the Afghanistan Government.

Non-Violent (statement)
57 November 16 North Waziristan Agency / FATA

Taliban 'commander' Khan Daraz of the Hafiz Gul Bahadur outfit surrendered to the SFs

Non-Violent (surrender)
58 November 17 Dera Ghazi Khan / Punjab

Punjab Rangers arrested four suspected militants belonging to the banned TTP in an IBO. The militants were allegedly involved in killing of Police officials in KP and Punjab, said a statement issued by ISPR. Automatic weapons including grenades were also recovered from the militants during the raid.

Non-Violent (arrest)

 

 

 

 

 
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