TTP criticize government – Mehsud group separation

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Intensifying fissures within the ranks of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) intensified when the Mehsud group on Wednesday declared its separation from the TTP umbrella group.

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Not less than, four militant were killed and an equal number of others sustained severe injuries in ongoing clashes between two rival militant groups in border areas between North and South Waziristan agencies in Tehsil Shawal,” sources stated.

Voice of the faction Azam Tariq, who was likewise a component of the Taliban Shura, announced during a press conference from an undisclosed location that the Mehsud group – under the leadership of Ameer Khalid Mehsud – had decided to split off from the TTP.

The bloody skirmishes between the groups belonging to former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud and other important commander Wali Ur Rehman, started in the first week of April last and more than 50 militants from both sides including key commander Asmatullah Shaheen were killed in the month of April.

Prof. Ibrahim Khan a member of the TTP intermediaries committee, said “Ground realities falsify the government’s claim as it has shown no seriousness in taking the process to its logical end”.

He pronounced, if the regime has not decided/ordered how the North Waziristan Agency was subjected to heave bombardment and ground force attacks and slapping of over again.

Mehsud tribe had distressed the most in this decade-long insurgency, it considers the leadership should stay with them,” moment said, adding that the tribe also felt thousands of its members had lost their lives and been displaced from their hometowns and so the bloodshed should end.

Mentioning on PTI Chief Imran Khan’s warning against the perpetration of army activity in North Waziristan Agency, Ibrahim Khan said, “This is rightful that the citizenry of the agency were so adamant that they had forewarned the authorities that they would prefer migrating to Afghanistan rather than travelling to Bannu if they were bombed or attacked.

All the local bazaars are also closed while people have been facing problems caused by a shortage of the daily use items and multiplied hardships of the residents as many masses are also described to have been migrating towards the safer spaces in the backdrop of scarcity of food, apprehending a grand surgery in the area.

Replying to a question he said he has neither any contact with the TTP share nor the government’s committee, adding that the other two members Maulana Samiul Haq and Maulana Yusuf Shah may be in touch with them. He said whenever a need would arise the members of intermediaries committee would sit together and talk about the topics.

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