UNSC sanctions splinter group of Pak Taliban
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday sanctioned Jamaat-Ul-Ahrar (JuA), a splinter group of the Pakistan Taliban, and subjected it to assets freeze and an arms embargo.
The JuA was added to the ISIL (the Islamic State) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List by the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee.
The Jamaat-Ul-Ahrar (JuA) is also known as Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan Jamaat ul Ahrar and is located in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan as well as in Mohmand Agency, a district in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan.
According to information on the UN website, Jamaat-Ul- Ahrar is the splinter group of the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan and is associated with the Islamic State.
Formed in August 2014 in Mohmand Agency, Pakistan, the group operates from Nangarhar Province and Pakistan- Afghanistan border region. The outfit was banned in Pakistan in November last year.
(With PTI inputs)