LAHORE: Negotiations between the Taliban of Mullah Nazir group and the supporters of Baitullah Mehsud group have failed despite the reconciliatory efforts of Al Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban, Dunya TV reported on Sunday.
There has been a growing strain in the alliance between the Mehsud and Nazir and Hafiz Gul Bahadur groups since Taliban from Mehsud’s group killed 18 members of the other groups, the channel reported.
It said Al Qaeda, in collaboration with Afghan Taliban, had initiated dialogue between the groups to end their differences.
However, according to the channel, the negotiations fell apart after Mullah Nazir demanded eight members of the Mehsud group be placed in his custody for killing his men. www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009\08\31\story_31-8-2009_pg7_3
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ISLAMABAD (APP) – The negotiations among Taliban Commander Mullah Nazir and supporters of Baitullah Mehsud have failed despite the reconciliatory efforts made by the Al-Qaeda members and Afghan militants.
Supporters of Mehsud had killed 18 companions of Mullah Nazir and Hafiz Gul Bahadur in North Waziristan following which the relations between the two groups went sour, a private channel reported.
Sources revealed that Al-Qaeda members and important Afghan militants had started efforts to strike a patch-up between the two groups however the negotiations failed. Mullah Nazir has demanded that eight companions of Mehsud be handed over to him or threatened to take action if the demand not fulfilled.