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Infighting Kills 25 Taliban in Herat

(Last Updated On: April 25, 2017 2:22 pm)

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At least 57 Taliban militants have been killed or wounded in an infighting in western Shindand district of Herat province, officials said on Tuesday.

The clashes were erupted during the last 24 hours in Khofian, Blandak, Shir Abad and Deh Aman areas of the district which left 25 militants dead and 32 others injured from both sides.

Officials confirmed the infighting, adding that the Taliban fighters have also attacked on Afghan security forces which faced Afghan security forces offensive.

Provincial governor spokesperson, Jailani Farhad said that 18 militants killed and 23 others wounded in infighting were belong to Mullah Samad while 8 others killed and 9 others wounded were belong to Nangialay.

In the past, there were a number of violent clashes between the two rival Taliban groups loyal to Mullah Rasool and Mullah Akhtar Mansoor who was targeted by a U.S. strike in border with Pakistan, which resulted in the dead of dozens of fighters from both sides.

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