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Infighting leaves 30 Taliban dead in Helmand


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Abdullah Ghulam Rasoul, a.k.a., Abdul Qayum Zakir

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least 30 fighters have been killed during a clash between two Taliban groups in the Nawa district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday.

Police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Rahman Sarjang, told Pajhwok Afghan News fighters loyal Mullah Akhtar Mansour and Mullah Rassoul fought fierce battles in Nawar locality late on Sunday.

He said as a result of the infighting, 30 Taliban were killed and some wounded. Security forces have collected the bodies of three rebels.

District chief, Agha Mohammad Takra, confirmed the infighting.He said both sides had suffered causalities in the clash, but exact casualty figures were yet to be ascertained.

On the other hand, Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmad rejected the claim as baseless. He said the clash in Nawar area took place between the Taliban and Afghan Local Police (ALP).