Bomb kills five militants in suspected infighting

MIRANSHAH: At least five militants were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb apparently planted by a rival group in South Waziristan, the Taliban and officials said on Wednesday.

The bomb struck the vehicle of Amir Hamza, a local commander of the Sajna group in the remote Shaktoi area of South Waziristan tribal district late on Tuesday, killing him along with his four associates.

“A local commander of Sajna group and his four associates have been killed, they died on spot,” the local intelligence official told AFP. A militant source confirmed the incident.

The local intelligence official and the militant source told AFP that the incident, suspected to be fresh rebel infighting, was the first violation of the ceasefire between the two militant groups.

Source: AFP