Mystery surrounds reports over killing of TTP's Tariq Afridi
[Dawn] Members of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain's Darra Adamkhel faction told Dawn.com on Friday that the organization's chief of Darra Adamkhel area, Tariq Afridi, had died of wounds suffered a few months back.
The TTP Darra Adamkhel faction said that Tariq 'Gidar' was replaced by his close associate, Muhammad Arif 'Kaka' who belonged to the one of Darra Adamkhel's tribes.
TTP front man Ehsanullah Ehsan while talking to Dawn.com declined to confirm or deny the incident at the moment. When questioned about Tariq Afridi's front man, Mohammad, Ehsan said that he was 'no more' indicating that he had died a few days earlier.
Intelligence sources also confirmed that Tariq Afridi, the leader of the TTP's Tariq Afridi group, had died but added that there were two versions regarding his death.
According to one version there were reports that Tariq Afridi was killed by a relative a few months earlier and according to another version he had died in infighting between different myrmidon factions in Tirah valley's Dua Toi area near the border of Orakzai Agency
... crawling with holy men, home to Darra Adam Khel, the world's largest illegal arms bazaar. 14 distinct tribes of beturbanned primitives inhabit Orakzai agency's 1500 or so square kilometers...
Earlier on Thursday reports were received of one of Tariq's very close associated was killed in a sniper attack in KHyber tribal region.
Posted by: Fred