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Taliban district chief killed in infighting

Taliban district chief killed in infighting

Jun 08, 2013 - 15:09

ASADABAD (PAN): A key Taliban commander, a shadow district chief, was killed during infighting in eastern Kunar province, suggesting cracks within the rebel movement, an official said on Saturday.

Qari Zakir, the Taliban chief for Narai district, was killed as a result of a fire exchange between the fighters on Friday, the town’s administrative head, Gul Zaman, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Zakir, a resident of Chira Gul village, was killed in Sawkhwar area. He had been an active Taliban member over the past 11 years. There has been no word from the militants so far about the incident.