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Pakistani Taliban Splinter Group Splits Further over Tactics

Sunday, 12 November 2017 10:37 AM

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban has been further split into two groups in an apparent blow to Jihadis operating against Pakistani forces to enforce Islamic law, known as Sharia.

A video statement Sunday said the Hizbul Ahrar group, formed in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan a day earlier, will be headed by the militant commander Mukarram Khan. Khan had earlier served as an important commander and spokesman for the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar group.

The statement said Khan left Jamaat-ul-Ahrar over differences with its chief over attacks against innocent minority Christians, killing civilians, extortion, kidnapping for ransom and other acts he deemed un-Islamic.

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar was formed in 2014 by Umar Khalid Khurasani when it split from the militant group Tahreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP.

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A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban has been further split into two groups in an apparent blow to Jihadis operating against Pakistani forces to enforce Islamic law, known as Sharia.A video statement Sunday said the Hizbul Ahrar group, formed in Nangarhar province of...
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