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Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has split into two: Rehman Malik

March 13, 2012 22:01 IST

Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday claimed the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has split into two, a remark that comes amidst reports that commanders of the banned group were divided on the issue of holding peace talks with the government.

Malik, however, did not give further details or say why the militant grouping had broken into two factions.

Recent reports have said that commanders of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan were divided on the issue of holding peace talks with the government.

Malik, who was speaking to the media here, further said that anti-terrorism divisions will be set up in the police forces of all the four provinces.

The interior ministry has sought reports about the activities of banned group from all provinces, he said.

The National Database and Regulatory Authority had been directed to keep centralised data of crimes and new legislation will be enacted to curtail explosive mines, Malik said.

Rezaul H Laskar in Islamabad
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