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Scores of Taliban perish in Shindand infighting

Scores of Taliban perish in Shindand infighting

Dec 08, 2015 - 15:55

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): At least 54 Talibaninfo-icon fighters have been killed and more than 40 others wounded in infighting in the western province of Herat, officials claimed on Tuesday.

Differences between Taliban commanders Mullahinfo-icon Samad and Mullah Nangialaytriggered the infighting when, the governor’s spokesman, Ihsanullah Hayat,told a press conference.

Samad is loyal to Mullah Rassoul and Nangialay to Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, according to the official, who said the ongoing clashes started at 5am in the Zerkoh area of Shindand district.

Forty-seven supporters of Mullah Nangialay and seven fighters of Mullah Samad have been killed and 40 others wounded on both sides in the fierce gunbattles.

Seven local commanders of Nangialay were among the dead, he said,indicating many of the fighters in both camps had come from other provinces, especially Farah, to support their groups.

“There are enough security personnel in the Shindand. If Taliban want to attack the district, the security personnel will strongly react,” the spokesman added.

A resident of the area, Mohammad, said rocket and mortarshells were being fired by each side.  Mullah Nangialay -- alias Mullah Gulalai-- was among the fatalities, he claimed.

“We can’t come out of our homes due to the clashes between the Taliban groups,” said another resident, Basir Ahmad.

Civilians had also suffered casualties in the firefights,said the Shindand district chief, Abdul Ahmad Fazal. However, he gave no specific figures.



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