Explosive violence by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan

Formed in 2007, the TTP is closely linked to Al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban. The Sunni pro-Pashtun group has three central goals: to enforce Sharia law in Pakistan; to support the Afghan Taliban’s control in Kabul after the US withdrawal of forces; and to conduct defensive jihad against Pakistani security forces. The group also seeks to overthrow the Pakistani government and establish an Islamic caliphate in Pakistan. ​​
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Over the past decade (2014-2023), AOAV has recorded 84 incidents of explosive weapons use attributed to the TTP, all of which occurred in Pakistan. The TTP are the reported perpetrators of 887 civilian casualties (194 killed), and 584 armed actor casualties (252 killed). ​​
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IEDs account for 76% (672) of civilian casualties attributed to the TTP, in particular non-specific IEDs (575 civilian casualties), car bombs (65), and roadside bombs (32). Suicide bombings account for 43% (36) of TTP attacks, and caused 86% (760) of civilian casualties. ​​
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The majority of civilian casualties were recorded in TTP attacks on places of worship, which account for 20% (181) of civilian casualties. Other locations impacted by attacks attributed to the TTP include markets (123 civilian casualties), public gatherings (119), police stations (95), roads (84), and urban residential areas (59).