Key Pakistani Taliban faction breaks away

May 28, 2014 8:33 PM

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Key Pakistani Taliban faction breaks away

PESHAWAR: A key faction of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced Wednesday that it was splitting from the militant outfit following bloody clashes with a rival group.

The break-away faction belongs to the Mehsud tribe, widely considered the most important of the various groups that comprise the umbrella TTP which has fought the Pakistani government since 2007.

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