Attack by ISKP kills two Jamiat Ulema Islam leaders in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

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JUI Leaders (Photo - X)

The Islamic State Khurasan Province (ISKP), also known as ISIS-K, has claimed responsibility for two high-profile assassinations of political figures in Pakistan’s Waziristan region, according to their latest AI-generated bulletin.

The extremist group stated that they were behind the killing of Mullah Mirza Jan, a local leader of the Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI) political party in South Waziristan last week. Additionally, they claimed responsibility for the assassination of another JUI leader, Mullah Noorul Islam Nizami, in North Waziristan a month prior.

The rapid claim of responsibility for these attacks underscores the fierce rivalry between ISIS-K and the Taliban, as both groups vie for control and influence in the region. This conflict has led to increased violence and instability, particularly in areas close to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Security analysts warn that these assassinations could be part of a larger strategy by ISIS-K to destabilize local political structures and create chaos in the region.

The JUI, a religious political party with significant influence in Pakistan’s northwestern regions, is yet to comment on these claims.

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