Pakistan Taliban sack spokesman after joins Islamic State

Shahidullah Shahid fired after vowing allegiance to ISIS

(ANSA) - Rome, October 21 - The Pakistan Taliban on Tuesday sacked spokesman Shahidullah Shahid after pledging allegiance to Islamic State (ISIS). The Taliban said he had been replaced but did not name his successor in a statement that reiterated support for Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
    It emerged last week that Shahidullah Shahid and five other Pakistan Taliban (TTP) commanders had defected to ISIS which controls parts of Iraq and Syria.
    Analysts say ISIS poses a challenge to the Taliban, al-Qaeda and other militants.


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