Pakistani splinter group rejoins Taliban amid fears of isolation

March 12, 2015 3:15 PM

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - A militant splinter group that broke from the Pakistani Taliban last year and declared allegiance to Islamic State announced on Thursday it was rejoining the Taliban insurgency, a move that could be prompted by fears of isolation amid possible Afghan peace talks.

Afghan officials announced last month they were exploring possible peace talks with the Afghan Taliban although no firm dates for formal meetings were set.

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