Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Afghanistan: Infighting among Taliban in Herat leaves scores of militants dead


At least 24 Taliban militants have reportedly been killed in the latest infighting among the rival groups in western Herat province which ended late on Tuesday.

According to the local government officials, the incident took place in Pashtoon Zarghoon district after the supporters of Taliban Chief Mawlavi Haibatullah Akhundzada clashed with the dissident Taliban leader Mullah Rasool.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Jilani Farhad said they are aware regarding the latest infighting among the rival Taliban groups.

He said preliminary reports suggest at least 7 supporters of Mawlavi Akhundzada have been killed in the infighting and 6 others were wounded.

Farhad further added that 11 supporters of Mullah Rasool have also been killed or wounded during the clash.

The News: … militants-dead-01320



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