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Suicide bomber kills 9 rival insurgents in Afghanistan

AP  |  Kandahar 

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.

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 12:42 IST