The intelligence of both countries agrees that East Turkestan Islamic Movement
and the Uighar groups have joined hands with the Taliban.
Beijing -- President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday said that almost all members of the Uighur militant group the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
(ETIM) have been eliminated from Pakistan.
Pakistani reports said China had " praised" the Pakistani army's recent operation to target extremist groups near the Pakistan- Afghanistan border, including those affiliated to the separatist East Turkestan Islamic Movement
, which China says has been behind recent attacks in its frontier western Muslimmajority Xinjiang region.
Beijing blames some of the region's violence on an organised terrorist group it calls the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
(ETIM) seeking independence for the region home to the mostly-Muslim Uighur minority.
Beijing regularly accuses what it says are exiled Uighur separatist groups such as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
and the Turkestan Islamic Party as being behind attacks.
Till writing of these reflections operation Zarb-i-Azb is on full swing in North Waziristan aiming to root out all the foreign or local terrorist groups such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) Al-Qaeda East Turkestan Islamic Movement
(ETIM) Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Afghan militant factions such as the Haqqani network.
The East Turkestan Islamic Movement
- which claimed responsibility for the Tiananmen incident - is a major separatist force, the official Xinhua news agency said.
The majority of Xinjiang's population is made up of the region's native Turkic Muslim Uighur ethnic group and the province has been the site of a long-running insurgency against Chinese rule led by the separatist East Turkestan Islamic Movement
China's top security official said a separatist group known as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
was a behind-the-scenes supporter of the attack.
Meng Jianzhu, a member of the 25-member Politburo responsible for domestic security, said the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
was behind the attack.
BEIJING, (SANA)- The Chinese Global Times newspaper stressed that gunmen from East Turkestan Islamic Movement
(ETIM), which operates in Xinjiang region to the west of China, are fighting along with the armed terrorist groups in Syria.