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Afghan Taliban leader injured in firefight: officials, militant sources




Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was injured in a firefight following a verbal dispute at a meeting of militant commanders near the Pakistani town of Quetta, officials in Kabul told AFP Wednesday.

“Mansour was seriously injured. He was rushed to hospital and we are not sure if he survived his wounds,” Sultan Faizi, the spokesman for the Afghan first vice president, told AFP.

Insurgent sources confirmed to AFP that Mansour had been injured, but Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denied that any such firefight took place.

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