Afghan Taliban acknowledges rifts within outlawed TTP in pamphlets

Taliban Talks

WEB DESK – The Afghan Taliban for the first time have admitted the dismay and rifts within the lines of outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in pamphlets distributed by the outlet in South Waziristan of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

According to the details collected by the correspondents from FATA, the pamphlets were distributed on sometime Monday.

The content of pamphlets clearly indicated that there were rifts among the lines of outlawed TTP. It was confirmed that pamphlets were distributed on behalf of Mullah Omer (chief of Afghan Taliban) in which he requested the people to pray for elimination of differences among Mahsud tribe.

According to a report earlier, the fight between Hakeemullah and Mahsud groups of outlawed militant was the reason behind recent deaths.

However, the correspondent stressed that mother group i.e. outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) remained silent on intra-group fight.

The clash started between the two militant factions a few days ago and the cause of infighting was said to be over interference in matters inside one another’s domains.

The fighters from both sides have been launching attacks in the areas of Shawal, Shaktoi, Makin and Tank with heavy ammunition and artillery in an attempt to destroy one another’s sanctuaries.

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