Twelve Pakistani Taliban killed in factional in-fighting

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Twelve militants were killed in fighting between factions of the Pakistani Taliban near the Afghan border on Tuesday, Taliban and security officials said, the first such clash since the two feuding groups agreed to abide by a ceasefire two weeks ago.The government hopes to exploit the divisions within the Pakistani Taliban, a loose alliance of dozens of militant groups. It is separate to but allied with the Afghan Taliban, who have a far clearer command structure.The two feuding Pakistani Taliban factions are led by rival commanders from the Mehsud tribe, who provide the bulk of the Pakistani Taliban’s men and money.

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