Taliban (6)The shadow governor and military commander of Taliban for southern Zabul province have been killed in a suicide attack carried out by a fighter of Daesh group.

The attack reportedly took place in Khak-i-Afghan District of Zabul province where both groups have been engaged in heavy fighting since last three days.

Zia Durani, spokesman for the police headquarters of Zabul’s neighboring Kandahar province confirmed the death of Mullah Mati—the governor and Peer Agha—the military commander.

Taliban have not yet commented on the report.

Although, the groups have been engaged in heavy gun battles against each other from several months but this is first time a suicide bomber is used in the internal clashes.

Meanwhile, reports suggest that the death toll of fighting between the Taliban group of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour and Mullah Rasoul –backed by Daesh has reached to 80 with dozens of others wounded.

Although, split among Taliban happened months before which resulted in clashes between the two rival sides but these clashes escalated after the recent announcement of Mullah Rasoul as the leader of dissident Taliban who did not want Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as their Supreme Leader.


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