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  • PAKISTAN: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP, a strong ally of al-Qaeda) recent reunification of various breakaway factions –Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Hizb ul-Ahrar, Hakeemullah Mehsud group and a faction of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi– will pose threats to projects linked to China’s Belt and Road Initiative in northwestern Pakistan, according to analysts. The TTP often target Chinese projects as retaliation for mistreatment of Uyghur Muslims by the Chinese government.

SOURCE: CENTRAL ASIA NEWS

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