Split from Hizb ul-Mujahidin (HM) in 1998. Traces its origins to 1971 when a group of the same name attacked Bengalis in East Pakistan. Later operated as part of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Hizb-I-Islami (HIG) in Afghanistan and from 1990 as a unit of HM in Kashmir.
Has conducted a number of operations against Indian military targets in Kashmir.
Perhaps several hundred.
Kashmir, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.