Tariq Gidar Group (TGG)

Tariq Gidar Group (TGG)
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
22 March 2019
Reason for listing: 

Tariq Gidar Group (TGG) was listed on 22 March 2019 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2368 (2017) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of”: Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (QDe.132), Jamaat-Ul-Ahrar (JuA) (QDe.152) and Lashkar I Jhangvi (LJ) (QDe.096).

Additional information: 

The Tariq Gidar Group (TGG) is a splinter group of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) (QDe.132). The group was formed in Darra Adam Khel, Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA), Pakistan, in 2007. 


The TGG has carried out numerous terrorist attacks in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in Pakistan.  Among the multiple large-scale, fatal attacks for which the TGG is responsible is the December 16, 2014, massacre at the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, that left 132 schoolchildren and nine staffers dead—the deadliest terrorist attack in Pakistan’s history.  The group’s leader is also known as the mastermind of the January 2016 attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan, that killed 20 and wounded between 50 and 60 others.  Some of the other major terrorist attacks for which the TGG has claimed responsibility are the September 22, 2013, bombing of a church in Peshawar; the December 15, 2012, attack on Bacha Khan Airport in Peshawar; the December 3, 2012, attack on the Consulate General of the United States in Peshawar; and the October 14, 2012, attack on Ghaziabad Public School in Peshawar.


In addition to these devastating attacks, the TGG is responsible for the 2010 kidnapping of a British journalist traveling to North Waziristan, Pakistan, and the 2008 kidnapping and beheading of a Polish geologist in Attock, Pakistan.


Pakistan’s military operation Zarb-e-Azb targeted the TGG.  The group continues to launch terrorist attacks in Pakistan in collaboration with TTP, Jamaat-Ul-Ahrar (JuA) (QDe.152), and Lashkar i Jhangvi (LJ) (QDe.096).  Apprehended members of the group have confessed that the group was involved in a number of major terrorist attacks.