ISLAMABAD: A Taliban faction has made a comeback to Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan tribal region, imposing a ban on cultural and social activities and restricting the movement of women outside their homes without male members of their family, a local daily reported on Wednesday.

Following the 2009 military operation against Mullah Fazlullah-led Taliban in the northwestern Swat region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (then known as North West Frontier Province), then Army Chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had launched an offensive in South Waziristan and had cleared it from control of militants.

In recent days, according to Dawn, the Taliban imposed its strict version of Islam under the guise of peace committee in South Waziristan. The committee is headed by Salahuddin alias Ayubi, a successor of Mullah Muhammad Nazir, an influential Taliban leader who was killed along with his 10 associates in a US drone strike in the Birmil area of South Waziristan Agency in…

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