On Monday the Pakistani military announced that one of the most recognizable faces of Pakistani Taliban Sajjid Mohmand, known as Ehsanullah Ehsan has surrendered.
At a news conference held in Rawalpindi, Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, spokesman for the Pakistani military, confirmed that “He is in our custody.” The general, however, refused to give details about the circumstances in which Mohmand surrendered to the Pakistani forces.
Mohmand was the main spokesman for the Pakistan Taliban, appearing on local media, using local social media and making numerous phone calls to take responsibility for terrorist attacks until 2013. Then he has issued a statement of criticism towards the Afghan Taliban and thus lost the trust of the top Taliban leadership.
Afterwards, Mohmand joined a hard-line splinter Taliban group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, which has claimed most of the terrorist attacks in Pakistan in recent years. It is believed that he has worked for them until March this year.