Infighting between banned terrorist group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and its splinter group, Hizb-ul-Ahrar, led to the killing of a close aide of former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan leaders Hakimullah Mehsud and Baitullah Mehsud, and another militant in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
According to sources, Jihad Yar Mehsud had joined Hizb-ul-Ahrar a few days back. However, he and his fellow militant, Aleem Khan alias Umer Kamal, were killed during a clash between Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and its splinter group.
A spokesperson of Hizb-ul-Ahrar has confirmed the killing of Jihad Yar and Umer Kamal.
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar is led by Omar Khalid Khurasani, while Hizb-ul-Ahrar was formed by Umer Khorasani alias Mukarram following clashes over policies with the group.