Mullah Nazir orders out Mehsud Taliban fighters


Mullah Nazir, the main pro-government Taliban commander in South Waziristan, has ordered the Mehsud tribesmen and Mehsud Taliban fighters to evacuate the Ahmedzai Wazir area of the tribal agency, two days after a failed suicide attack targeting the powerful militant warlord.
The announcement was made following a grand jirga of the Mullah Nazir group, a 120-member 2007 peace committee of the Ahmedzai Wazir clan, the elders of all nine Ahmedzai tribes and their sub-tribes at main Rustam Bazaar market of Wana, the main town of South Waziristan.
Nazir was wounded Thursday when a suicide bomber exploded near his car at Rustam Bazaar, killing at least eight and injuring 17 others.
It was unclear who was behind the attempt on the militant commander’s life, but Nazir has a long list of enemies.
Announcements were made Saturday on loudspeakers in Azam Warsak, Karikort, Wana and Toikhula bazaar by Nazir loyalists, warning Mehsud Taliban fighters to leave their area by Dec 5 or face action. The group also asked all Mehsud tribesmen, who had taken refuge in the area being displaced as a result of an earlier Pakistan Army operation to cleanse the area of anti-government militants.
Nazir, an elder in the Wazir tribe, opposes Uzbek fighters and has had awkward relations with the umbrella Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) faction, which is dominated by members of the rival Mehsud tribe and led by Hakeemullah Mehsud.
Tribal affairs and militancy expert Rahimullah Yousufzai warned earlier that Thursday’s suicide attack could spark a new wave of bloodshed in the restive tribal belt.
“It is difficult to say who could be behind the latest attack because Mullah Nazir has problems with Uzbeks, IMU and the TTP,” Yousufzai told news agency AFP. “The enmity with the TTP will rise further if Nazir’s group finds TTP’s involvement in the attack.”
Saturday’s announcements issued on mosque loudspeakers also warned local Ahmedzai Wazir tribesmen of dire consequences if they dared to provide shelter to Mehsuds — either fighters or the IDPs. Any local found guilty of giving shelter to Mehsuds would be fined about Rs 1 to Rs 1.5 million and their houses will also be demolished, said the warning.
Mehsud Taliban fighters hailing from the outlawed TTP have also previously been warned by the Mulllah Nazir group not to use their soil for attacks, with tensions mounting over time between the two rival groups.
Although no one has claimed responsibility for the attack on Nazir so far, many believe the TTP might be behind it.


  1. .
    This state within the state is ISI creation …
    The whole interaction with taliban proves that 'taliban' is a 'veritable arm' of 'Pakistan' itself …

  2. Well done ISI you are have finally started to turn the table on RAW. Had Pakistan Army gone in to North Waziristan it would have made every tribal its enemy en-mass.

    Support those who support you and make them stronger you will defeat other spy agencies working in your country. NATO is defeated and going; they will be leaving spy agencies of other countries behind being lead by a joint venture of RAW & Mossad.

    Your relatively lesser problem is MQM in Karachi and ANP in Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa. MQM has access to foreign funding, in a big chunk, besides extortion money in Karachi; ANP has sympathies outside and their leader who avoids getting in to KPH has sold Pathans to others.

    You other minor problem is those Pakistanis who have lost their bearing like this Anonymous (Anon) guy sitting in US; they will eventually come around.


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