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3 Taliban dead, 6 wounded in Shindand infighting

3 Taliban dead, 6 wounded in Shindand infighting

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Aug 15, 2015 - 12:07

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): At least three Talibaninfo-icon fighters have been killed and six more wounded in internal clash in the Shindand district of western Herat province, an official said.

Ehsanullah Hayat, the governor’s spokesperson, told Pajhwok Afghan News the firefight erupted on Friday at around 7: 00 pm and lasted until late night.

He added the clashes took place between Mullahinfo-icon Nangialai’s men and Mullah Nooruddin’s brother in Zerkoh locality of the district.

The gun battle, he said left one fighter of Mullah Nangialai and two fighters from the other side dead.

The governor’s spokesman said differences between various factions of Taliban was on the rise in Herat.

Mohammad, a resident of Zerkoh in Shindand, said: “This is not the first time Taliban are fighting among themselves. It has happened before also.”

However, Taliban have yet to comment on the issue.

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