Pak Taliban sacks spokesperson for anti-Afghan Taliban remarks

2013-07-10 04:11:48 | Al Muslim News
Pak Taliban sacks spokesperson for anti-Afghan Taliban remarks


Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has sacked their spokesperson for making remarks that angered their Afghan allies. TTP announced the dismissal of Ehsanullah Ehsan, an outspoken and prominent spokesperson of the militant group, in a pamphlet distributed by militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on the Afghan border. The move comes as TTP stresses on efforts to patch up divisions within the increasingly fractured insurgency. Express Tribune reports that TTP has been uniting various militant factions operating in Pakistan's volatile northwestern tribal areas along the porous border with Afghanistan. According to the report, any further divisions within the movement are likely to weaken the Afghan Taliban. Ehsan had earlier said that US-Taliban peace talks in Doha would have no effect on the TTP, suggesting that the two movements were totally different. Ehsan has been replaced by Sheikh Maqbool, a man who is considered close to the Afghan Taliban..

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