Simultaneously with the escalation of conflicts in Badakhshan, local sources report that a senior Taliban commander with 150 loyal fighters under his command have joined the National Resistance Front.
On Saturday, September 24, local sources reported that this commander’s name is Abdul Hamid Mujahid and he was affiliated with Mawlavi Safiullah, the Taliban security commander for Baghlan province.
According to the sources, Mujahid was the intelligence and security in charge of Taliban in Badakhshan, that due to severe internal disputes, he separated his way from the Taliban in this province and now fighting against the Taliban in parts of Badakhshan such as Shewa and Yaftal areas.
The sources further state that Mujahid has seized and taken away measurable weapons and some ammunition with him.
Commander Hamid is known for his role in the fall of the Yaftal district of Badakhshan and Faizabad city into the control of the Taliban.