May 11, 2018

5 killed in latest Taliban infighting in Herat province

By Ghanizada - Thu Mar 24 2016, 2:26 pm

At least five militants were killed in the latest infighting among the Taliban militants in western Herat province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the clash between Mullah Mohammad Rasool and Mullah Akhtar Mansoor took place Ghorian district.

The officials further added that the militants killed during the infighting have been taken to Shindand district of Herat province.

The supporters of Mullah Rasool and Mullah Mansoor engaged in a week long infighting in Shindand district earlier this month.

According to the local officials, at least 200 militants were killed during the clashes and scores of others were wounded.

The officials also added that the Taliban militants belonging to the two sides also committed war crimes, including summary executions, beheadings and attacks on local residents.

Mullah Rasool is an arch rival to the self-declared Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mansoor who oppose with the leadership of Mansoor as successor of Mullah Omar.

Meanwhile, a prominent Taliban commander, Mullah Ghafoor Tufan, has declared jihad against the militants loyal to Mullah Mansoor in the northwestern Badghis province of Afghanistan.

The Taliban leader accused Mansoor of working for Pakistan’s Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) and murdering several Taliban leaders.

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