PESHAWAR- Banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has suffered a major split as a faction has announced formation of a new group Jamaatul Ahrar.

Maulana Qasim Omar Khorasani has been named to lead the new faction of Taliban militants.

The chief of Jamaatul Ahrar has urged all factions of Tehreek-i-Taliban to join the new group of Taliban. He told that a separate group was announced after the efforts to keep TTP united ended in failure.

Khorasani, in a statement, said that the leadership of Tehreek-i-Taliban always remained a victim of personal and narrow objectives.