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The Taliban is a widely diverse group.

The Afghan Taliban is made up mostly of Afghans who fight against U.S. and NATO troops. In Pakistan, the group has been divided with some fighting the Pakistani government because of its support for the U.S.

Other Taliban groups in Pakistan, such as Nazir‘s, focus their energies on fighting American and NATO troops in Afghanistan but have a truce with the Pakistani military.

Nazir, who was believed to be about 40 years old, had property in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He used to be a member of Hizb-e-Islami, a militant Islamist group run by former Afghan Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. The group has thousands of fighters and followers across the north and east of Afghanistan.