Local sources in Ghor have reported a clash between two factions of the Taliban in the province.
Sources from the region stated on Monday evening, October 16th, that the Tajik and Pashtun factions within the Taliban engaged in a confrontation within the security command area of the group in Ghor province.
According to the sources, tensions between the Tajik and Pashtun factions escalated from verbal exchanges at the entrance gate of the Ghor security command to a physical altercation.
After the physical confrontation ensued, both sides resorted to the use of arms, leading to an approximately hour-long clash.
The casualties from this confrontation remain undisclosed at this time. However, similar internal conflicts within the Taliban have consistently resulted in casualties among the group’s fighters.
Recently, in a clash between Pashtun and Tajik factions of the Taliban in the village of Masjid-e Safid in the Baharak district of Takhar province, five Pashtun Taliban fighters were killed, and two other members of the group were injured as a result of the conflict.