07 Jul '12, 2pm

Infighting kills Taliban shadow district governor in Herat province: Minutes after a dispute emerged between Tal...

Minutes after a dispute emerged between Taliban commanders over the distribution of funds they had recently obtained by taxing local residents, Taliban militants turned their guns on each other. When the smoke cleared, four Taliban members, including two commanders, lay dead, while at least three others were wounded. The clash, which occurred in Loka Sang village in the unstable Obe district in Herat, resulted in the death of Maulvi Abdul Karim, the shadow district governor, and Mullah Imatullah, the military commander for Obe, according to a village elder who spoke to Pajhwok Afghan New s . Two Afghan government officials confirmed the clash to Khaama Pres s , and they stressed that no civilians or Afghan security forces were wounded or killed in the skirmish. Taliban infighting across the country, including a high-profile incident in Parwan, has recently killed numerous ...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2012...

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