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Taliban’s shadow judge killed in Sar-e-Pul

AT-KABUL: Unidentified gunmen killed a shadow judge of the Taliban militant group in northern Sar-e-Pul province the other day, an official said on Monday.

The deputy chief of the provincial council, Sayed Assadullah Danesh, told media that the militant group’s shadow judge Mawlawi Ajmal was ambushed and killed in Sozma Qala district on Sunday night when he was going to somewhere.

The Taliban insurgents who are active in different parts of Sar-e-Pul and Jawzjan province have not commented on the incident. However, it seems to be a work of the rival faction. The Taliban were divided into two main factions after death reports of Mullah Omer were leaked. A group of the Taliban led by Mansoor Dadullah opposed the new supreme commander of the group, Akhtar Mansoor. Since then fierce infighting broke out between the two rivals.

Daesh, also known as the Islamic State, had provided support to Mansoor Dadullah.