A TTP commander sent a number of officials and local leaders threatening letters demanding loyalty to the group. The government is hunting down the perpetrators.
Mehsud, in a book titled Inqilab-e-Mehsud released in December 2017, detailed the TTP's extortion, kidnappings for ransom and assassinations.
Instead of choosing a peace deal finally within sight after 18 years, the Taliban decided to use Afghan lives as bargaining chips. Now Taliban leaders are paying for their thirst for violence.
Defense and Martyrs Day was observed Friday in Pakistan.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is set to review Pakistan's efforts over the past year in mid October.
Police have orders to ensure the security of worship places and religious gatherings during the holy month.
The tactic being employed by the Taliban -- setting off car bombs, invading cities, etc. -- exposes how the militant group values power over the well being of common Afghans it claims to represent.
While the provincial government is working to promote the image of KP as a region of peace, it has also revamped the tourism sector of the province.
The youth said they would leave their proscribed groups and pledged to work for the development of the country.
The surge in infighting comes at an inconvenient time for Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada. He attempts to portray himself as an all powerful leader, but this killing proves otherwise.