Suspected Taliban infighting kills 6 in NW Pakistan

By Aamir Latif, Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Six killed when suspected rival Taliban group opened fire on vehicle in northwestern Pakistan

Six killed when suspected rival Taliban group opened fire on vehicle in northwestern Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – A violent rift that has emerged between two Taliban groups in northwest Pakistan is thought to have led to 6 militants being killed on Tuesday, a senior security official told Anadolu Agency.

The suspected militants were killed when their vehicle came under fire. The official, who requested to remain anonymous, said the killings were part of continuing clashes between two rival Taliban groups for control of the South Waziristan region near the Afghanistan border.

The dispute has led to 66 militants from both sides being killed in the last two weeks. 

Security forces have renewed a curfew in neighboring North Waziristan, which was enforced after the killing of nine soldiers last week, after a brief three-hour respite to allow residents to obtain food and medicine on Tuesday.

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