Clash betweenTTP-groups in S Waziristan

WANA, May 7: Twelve militants were killed in a clash between two Taliban groups in South Waziristan tribal region, administration officials said.

The two groups exchanged fire in Wacha Darra area of Shawal tehsil of the tribal agency, sources told TNN.

Reports in the Pakistani media quoted a security official as saying that the fighting between the Shehryar Mehsud-led Hakimullah group and Waliur Rahman group of Khan Said, alias Sajna, took place in the mountainous Shawal area.

Seven gunmen of the Hakimullah group and five of Waliur Rahman group were killed in the clashes.

More than 40 militants have been killed in clashes between the militant groups in Waziristan region during the last two months.