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Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP); the name is Urdu for "Student Movement of Pakistan." Also called the Pakistani Taliban.
Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Most of the TTP's attacks occur in Pakistan's western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces. It is believed to maintain rear operating bases and hideouts in Afghanistan, where it sometimes conducts attacks.
Among the TTP's stated objectives are resistance to the Pakistani state, enforcement of its interpretation of Islamic law...
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