MIRAMSHAH: Five militants were killed and three injured as clashes between two factions of the proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) continued in North Waziristan Agency on Wednesday, sources said.

The fighting erupted between the groups led by Sheher Yar and Khan Said alias Sajna in Shawal, a mountainous area near Afghan border, on Tuesday.

The sources said that the militants killed on Wednesday were from the Sheher Yar group.

Rockets and mortars were used in the fighting, they said, adding that 14 people were killed on Tuesday.

They said that different militant groups were trying to broker ceasefire between the two factions but they have not succeeded so far.

The two groups are reported to have lost about 60 members in battles over the past month.

The Sheher Yar and Sajna groups are involved in a dispute over leadership of militants in South Waziristan Agency.

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