Locals say heavy fighting between Taliban fighters is taking place in the city of Taloqan, the capital of Takhar province.
Sources told Hasht-e Subh on Saturday (June 11th) that the clash broke out between Mawlawi Abdul Qadir and the Taliban’s intelligence forces in the Kalfagani area of Taloqan city.
Sources further stated that the fighting started today afternoon, adding tha four Taliban forces and four civilians have been killed and several others wounded so far.
Sources add that the Takhar-Badakhshan highway is closed due to the intensity of the war, electricity has been cut off in parts of the city and a lumber market has caught fire.
Mawlawi Qadir, a prominent Taliban commanders in Takhar, has been removed from being the Imam of the province’s Grand Mosque in the past due to internal strife and was replaced by someone else.
Bloody clashes between Taliban members have taken place in the past in Takhar and other provinces.