Da’ish kills senior Afghan Taliban official in Peshawar

Maulvi Daud was killed with two others on Thursday


Reuters April 29, 2017
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PESHAWAR: Islamic State killed a senior Afghan Taliban official in Peshawar, the Afghan militants said on Saturday, in a rare clash between the rival groups inside Pakistan.

Afghan Taliban sources told Reuters Maulvi Daud was killed on the outskirts of Peshawar with two other men on Thursday.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed Daud's death. The Islamic State on Friday claimed responsibility for "assassination of a Taliban leader" a day earlier, without naming him, through the group's affiliated news agency AMAQ.

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The Islamic State, which at one point controlled huge chunks of territory across Syria and Iraq, has made some inroads into Afghanistan but the group has met tough resistance from the Taliban as well as US and Afghan special forces.

Afghan Taliban sources said Daud was based in Afghanistan's Logar province but would frequently visit Pakistan.

Islamic State does not control any territory inside Pakistan but the group has claimed responsibility for several large-scale bomb attacks.

Pakistani officials say the Islamic State does not have a presence inside the country.

COMMENTS (4)

DDDPJJP | 4 years ago | Reply There you go. I never taught a new group would emerge that would eat the Taliban. Allah save the world from both of them.
Shah | 4 years ago | Reply @wiserneighbour: Dont worry, another one will also be done with and hanged soon; then we will gift wrap him and put him in a decorative box and give to it you Hindus-tan at the Wagah border, very soon my dear, very soon... dont get impatient... by the way, there will be many more to follow soon; Sit back, watch and enjoy the show;
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