Clash over Baithullah' s succession issue claims lives of 2 nominees

Saturday, August 8, 2009 Leave a Comment

During the Shura meeting of banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for the nomination of Baithullah Mehsud' s successor, fierce clash had been reported between two faction of Taliban Groups, resultantly 2 nominees Hakim Ullah Mehsud and Mufti Wali-ur-Rehman were killed.

According to media report, Shura meeting of TTP was going on at some unidentified place here Saturday in South Waziristan for the nomination of deceased Baithullah Mehsud's successor, during which Mufti Wali-ur-Rehman and Hakim Ullah Mehsud exchanged hot words with each other, that later turned into cross-firing against each other, resultantly 4 people were reported to be kill including Hakim Ullah and Mufti Wali-ur-Rehman.

Sources further informed that TTP Ameer, Baithullah Mehsud had nominated Hakim Ullah Mehsud to decide over the nomination of new Ameer and after the killing of Baithullah Mehsud, and Hakim Ullah Mehsud presented himself as successor of Baithullah Mehsud.

During the Shura' s meeting of TTP both the Taliban commanders exchanged hot words with each other, as Hakim Ullah Mehsud was stiff for his nomination as Baithullah' s successor, while majority members of the Shura were agreed for nomination of Mufti Wali-ur-Rehman as Taliban's Ameer.

Resultantly both the sides exchanged firing against each other after exchange of hot words and in the cross firing both the nominees of Taliban's Ameer were reported to be killed: while sources have also affirmed the death of Hakim Ullah Mehsud.