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PublishDate: Saturday, May 15, 2021 13:43

Taliban Splinter Group’s Deputy Died after Sustaining Wounds

Mullah Mannan Niazi, the deputy leader of a splinter group of Taliban led by Mullah Rasul, who sustained injuries in a clash in Herat last week, has died, a source from Herat, who wished not to be named, said.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_The fighting happened on May 12 in Guzara district in the western province of Herat after several attackers targeted the area where he lived, the source.

The source said that “#Mullah_Manan got injuries on his head and was under treatment at #Herat’s_regional hospital.”

He was in a coma after the clash. Three of his men were killed and four others were wounded in the clash, the source.

No other group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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