US designates leader of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Taliban, Noor Wali, as terrorist

Prime News, International (Washington), September 11:- The United States on Tuesday designated the leader of Pakistan-based terror organisation, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), as a terrorist. TTP, also known as Pakistan Taliban, in an alliance of the terror group.

The group is responsible for carrying out multiple suicide bombings and killing hundreds of civilians. The TTP was earlier designated as Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) by the Department of State.

Noor Wali, also known as Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud, was named the leader of TTP in June 2018 following the death of former TTP leader Mullah Fazlullah.

“Under Noor Wali’s leadership, TTP has claimed responsibility for numerous deadly terrorist attacks across Pakistan,” said US state department in a statement.

The decision by the state department was taken to deny the terrorist group “the resources to plan and carry out attacks”.

According to the United Nations, the TPP is associated with Al-Qaida. It is responsible for “financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of, supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to, recruiting for or otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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