TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan TTP accuses LeT,Ansarul Islam of plotting attacks on its bases ISLAMABAD: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Saturday accused Lashkar-e-Taiba and Ansarul Islam of hatching a plot to attack its bases and supporters in Mohmand Agency. TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told The Express Tribune that the two groups had reached a pact with the local anti-Taliban forces. However, the TTP vowed that it would fight back any such coordinated assault. â€œWe will fight back and there will be bloodshed,â€ he said. According to Ehsan, the two groups had planned the operation due to an old rivalry with the Taliban.The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) rejected the TTPâ€™s claim, arguing that its activities were only limited to the Indian-administered Kashmir.â€œWe neither work in Afghanistan nor in Pakistanâ€™s tribal regions. We do not have any links with any group in the tribal regions,â€ LeT spokesman Abdullah Ghaznavi told The Express Tribune via phone from an undisclosed location. The TTP spokesman appeared concerned at the impression created by his groupâ€™s rivals that the Afghan Taliban had also turned against the Pakistani Taliban.â€œWe hope that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan will realise the conspiracy of the TTP rivals,â€ Ehsan said. The TTP uses the term â€˜Islamic Emirateâ€™ for the Afghan Taliban.â€œWe have shown allegiance to the Islamic Emirate and accept their leadership and if they have any complaint we are ready to satisfy them,â€ the TTP spokesman said. Two Afghan Taliban officials said in response that they did not want to be involved in any fighting outside Afghanistan.â€œWe are fighting foreign forces and their local backers in Afghanistan and have never been involved in any activity in any other country,â€ the Taliban officials said. Friction developed between TTP fighters in Mohmand Agency and some Afghan Taliban in Kunar province last year. As a result the two groups were involved in armed clashes. The fighting eventually led to the death of a son of Afghan Taliban leader Abdul Mateen, an Afghan journalist in Kunar told The Express Tribune by telephone on Saturday. At that point a senior Afghan Taliban leader reconciled with the TTP fighters. However, some supporters of the Afghan Taliban leader rejected the agreement, the Afghan journalist said.