Monday, April 7, 2014

Taliban Infighting In Pakistan Heats Up, 4 Killed Including Key Commander

There really isn't anything much better than watching different Taliban groups kill each other off.  Is there?

The story comes from DAWN.

Four TTP militants killed in S. Waziristan attack, claim sources

PESHAWAR: At least four Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants, including a key commander, were killed in the Shaktoi area of South Waziristan tribal region on Monday, sources said.

Official sources said unknown persons attacked a car in the Shaktoi area of South Waziristan Agency, killing four people and injuring another.

Other sources said that a clash occurred between the Khan Said alias Sajna and Waliur Rehman groups of the TTP.

The sources added that those killed in the incident included a key commander Kashed Khan Mehsud who is believed to be a local commander of the Hakimullah Mehsud group while the others were also TTP fighters.

Taliban sources had yet to confirm the deaths of its fighters

Earlier, a key commander and Shura member of the TTP Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani had been killed in a targeted attack.

Intelligence sources said the Sajna group was behind the attack as Asmatullah Shaheen had opposed Sajna’s appointment and supported Mullah Fazlullah to replace Hakimullah Mehsud as TTP chief.

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