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Suicide bomber kills 9 rival insurgents in Afghanistan

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An official says a suicide bomber targeted a checkpoint run by rival insurgents in the southern Helmand province, killing nine of them.

Mohammad Saleem Rohdi, chief of the Gareshk district, says six other militants from a breakaway faction were wounded in the attack early today.



spokesmen could not immediately be reached for comment.

Rival factions have clashed in the past, with the supporters of Mullah Rasoul, a commander in Helmand, contesting the overall leadership of Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Suicide bomber kills 9 rival insurgents in Afghanistan

An Afghan official says a suicide bomber targeted a checkpoint run by rival insurgents in the southern Helmand province, killing nine of them. Mohammad Saleem Rohdi, chief of the Gareshk district, says six other militants from a breakaway Taliban faction were wounded in the attack early today. Taliban spokesmen could not immediately be reached for comment. Rival Taliban factions have clashed in the past, with the supporters of Mullah Rasoul, a commander in Helmand, contesting the overall leadership of Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada. An official says a suicide bomber targeted a checkpoint run by rival insurgents in the southern Helmand province, killing nine of them.

Mohammad Saleem Rohdi, chief of the Gareshk district, says six other militants from a breakaway faction were wounded in the attack early today.

spokesmen could not immediately be reached for comment.

Rival factions have clashed in the past, with the supporters of Mullah Rasoul, a commander in Helmand, contesting the overall leadership of Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Suicide bomber kills 9 rival insurgents in Afghanistan

An official says a suicide bomber targeted a checkpoint run by rival insurgents in the southern Helmand province, killing nine of them.

Mohammad Saleem Rohdi, chief of the Gareshk district, says six other militants from a breakaway faction were wounded in the attack early today.

spokesmen could not immediately be reached for comment.

Rival factions have clashed in the past, with the supporters of Mullah Rasoul, a commander in Helmand, contesting the overall leadership of Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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