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Militant faction announces break from Pakistani Taliban
Militant faction announces break from Pakistani Taliban

After several months of internecine fighting, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban broke from the organization on Wednesday, potentially complicating efforts by the Pakistani government to negotiate peace with militants in the country’s tribal regions. A spokesman for the faction, based in South Waziristan and led by Said Khan Sajna, lashed out at the parent organization, formally known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP. He accused it of extorting money and killing civilians with its bombing campaign. “The present Taliban leadership is carrying out bomb attacks on public places ... and also money is being extorted from madrasas [religious schools] and other institutions,...

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