The TTP is being forced to choose increasingly obscure leaders as Pakistani, Afghan and US forces keep killing off their commanders -- and as the public no longer supports their 'jihad'.
Many of Javedullah Khan's relatives, including a brother, uncles and cousins, were killed due to their involvement in anti-TTP peace committees.
Maulana Muhammad Ahmad Ludhianvi, chief of ASWJ, said the Iranian regime is part of a conspiracy to sow sectarian discord in Pakistan.
Police stopped the suicide bomber from entering a religious rally, preventing greater casualties.
Shehryar Mehsud, a TTP faction leader, was killed by a remote-controlled bomb in Afghanistan. Sheikh Khalid Haqqani, a member of the TTP's consultative council, was killed in late January.
The killing of the militant leaders behind the blast has weakened the insurgent outfit and bolstered residents' hopes for peace in Sindh.
Previously named as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi, the terrorist leader is now said to be an Iraqi Turkmen named Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi.
Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani led efforts to recruit vulnerable Shias in Pakistan and throughout the region, and used them on the battlefield in proxy wars at the behest of the Iranian regime.
Since its formation more than a decade ago, the TTP has been crumbling due to sustained military operations, the killing and capture of high-ranking leaders and internal fissures.
Members of the Afghan Taliban were among those killed in the suicide attack at a madrassa, and the bombing looks to be the result of infighting.