Afghan Taliban infightingA clash has reportedly taken place during the funeral of a Taliban leader in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan.

Sources in Parwan province have said at least nine people were killed and several others were wounded after the clash broke out during Mullah Shakoor’s funeral.

The sources quoted by RFE further added that the incident took place in Syed Khel district, leaving at least 9 dead and 15 others wounded.

The local government officials have not formally confirmed the casualties so far and have said several people were arrested following the incident.

Mullah Shakoor was reportedly killed in a mine explosion last week days after he was appointed as the group’s deputy shadow governor of the group in Parwan.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents are actively operating in a number of the remote districts of Parwan province.

The Taliban insurgents often conduct insurgency activities in parts of this province, including suicide attacks on government workers and security forces.

This comes as the Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the group announced its spring offensive in April this year and vowed to carry out more attacks as the group’s insurgency enters its 15th year.


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