Pakistan based Mullah Nazir Group designated Global Terrorists
By Meena Haseeb - 27 Feb 2013, 2:02 pm
According to a statement released by US Department of State, the commander Nazir group has been alleged to run training camps for terrorists, sent suicide bombers, provided sanctuary for al Qaeda fighters and conducted cross-border operations against the US and its allies in Afghanistan.
The source further added, “In addition to its attacks against international forces in Afghanistan, CNG [commander Nazir group] is also responsible for assassinations and intimidation operations against civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
The statement also added that after the death of Mullah Nazir earlier this year the group had chosen Malang Wazir to become part of their top leadership. The group also issued a statement that they would continue to support al Qaeda and their attacks in Afghanistan.
State also noted that the Mullah Nazir Group and Commander Malang, who was added to the US’s list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists today, have conducted several attacks against the Pakistani military.
“Malang claimed CNG responsibility for a March 2008 vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack in front of an army brigade headquarters in Zari Noor, South Waziristan, Pakistan, which killed five Pakistani soldiers and injured 11 more,” according to the designation. Additionally, the Mullah Nazir Group “broke a ceasefire agreement and attacked a Pakistani army camp in Wana, Pakistan, with missiles and rockets” in May 2011.
Mullah Nazir was killed in a drone strike early this year, and the group has chosen Malang Wazir as part of the top leadership.
In the meantime the group has also reportedly issued a statement that they would continue to support Al -Qaeda and attacks in Afghanistan . The group has also claimed responsibility for attacks in Pakistan.