JNN 19 April 2014 Peshawar : At least 13 terrorists were killed in a bombing and a gunfight in Pakistan’s restive tribal areas Friday, the latest clashes in almost a week of infighting between rival Taliban factions.
A total of 56 people have been killed in the violence which erupted on Sunday between supporters of commander Khan Said Sajna and followers of the late Hakimullah Mehsud group in troubled North Waziristan.
Both factions are part of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) umbrella group, which has been waging a bloody seven-year insurgency against the state.
Ten Terrorist were killed in clashes that began when members of the Sajna group came under rocket attack in their car in the town of Shawal, a local intelligence official told AFP.
Terrorist sources confirmed the clash and casualties.
The feud began after Sajna, a senior commander, was rejected for the TTP leadership following the killing of then-leader Mehsud last November, Terrorists say.
The TTP has long been riven by infighting.
Sajna had been seen as a strong candidate to become TTP chief following Mehsud’s death.
But the movement’s ruling council at the last minute elected Mullah Fazlullah, who hails from Swat and is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan.
Separately, Sher Amanullah, a commander of the Haqqani militant network, was killed along with two others when a roadside bomb hit their vehicle near the town of Datta Khel, intelligence and militant sources said.
Amanullah is said to be a close associate of Mullah Sangeen Zadran, who was blacklisted as a terrorist by the United Nations and United States and was killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan in September last year.
The Pakistani government began negotiations through intermediaries with the TTP in February to try to end its insurgency.
The TTP Terrorist group has demanded the release of what they call “non-combatant” prisoners , while it should also be noted that None of the Taliban Terrorist Group Members were arrested on Civilian Matters , as they all are Hard Core Terrorists , and have nothing to do with Civilian Matters , But to Hood wink the Innocent Citizens of Pakistan and the Rest of the World these terrorist are continuously released in the name of “ Non Combatants ” and the Second Demand of the Taliban Terrorist is establishment of a “Peace zone” from which security forces would be barred , while as per the Demand the Taliban Terrorist the Security Forces of Pakistan will Only be barred from this so Called “ Peace Zone ” , while the Taliban Terrorist will have free access to this area, and in other words , these areas will be in total Command of the Taliban Terrorist , as the Security and Armed Forces will be barred from entering these areas , creating a Piece of Land in total control of the Terrorist ,without the writ of the Pakistani Government , and at the same time , a declared and accepted Taliban Controlled area, where even Pakistani Armed forces will have to ask the Permission of the Terrorist to enter , and thus creating an area controlled by Taliban , Protected by the Pakistani Armed forces.
As it is not the only infighting while at the same time , the Members of Taliban terrorist are even doing bomb attacks, as in a Recent Bomb attack at a market in Islamabad on Wednesday killed 24 Innocent Pakistani people, though the TTP denied responsibility, while this is a new trend that as in contradiction to the earlier stance of TTP , that they take the responsibility of all the Bomb attacks , as for now the Basic TTP , denies the responsibility of the attacks , while their Member and sister concern Terrorist Organisations take the responsibility of the same attacks, which are Part of the Taliban Shura.