TTP's Sheheryar Mehsud faction breaks away from Fazlullah

Spokesperson of the faction also denounces terrorist attacks against the government


Our Correspondent September 15, 2014

PESHAWAR: Yet another Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) faction – headed by Sheheryar Mehsud - on Monday disassociated itself from group chief Mullah Fazlullah.

In a statement, a spokesperson of the faction denounced terrorist attacks against the government. The separation indicates strong disagreement between TTP leaders and Mullah Fazlullah, who was made TTP chief after the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone strike in 2013.

Earlier, TTP Sajna and TTP Punjab had ended association with the umbrella group, while TTP Mohmand had established new branch TTP Ihrar.

After the death of Hakimullah Mehsud, the Sheheryar group had refused to recognise Asmatullah Shaheen as interim TTP chief and had fought with his supporters in clashes that lasted for months and killed scores including Shaheen himself. The group, after the death of Shaheeh, joined hands with Fazlullah who took over the reins of the militant group.

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COMMENTS (7)

Khurram | 6 years ago | Reply

Good...now let them fight and kill each other..we need minimum number of these kinds of morons in our country...Bravo Pak Army

Pakistani | 6 years ago | Reply

I am no Alim but spreading jahaliat in the name of Islam should be blasphemy and these crazies in the mountains and our mad mullahs in the madrassas should be taken to task for trying to destroy Pakistan from within with their perverse message of hate.

Go Pak Fauj

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