It has been more than two weeks since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, but so far no solution has been found regarding government formation. The Taliban and the Haqqani network are at loggerheads over the seat of power in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, there are reports that there has been a clash between the co-founder of the Taliban, Abdul Ghani Baradar and the Haqqani faction, and there has been a gunfight on Friday. The Gunfire between the two fronts were heard on Friday. Afghanistan’s website Panjshir Observer reported that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was injured in the gunshots fired by Haqqani group.
The Panjshir Observer, citing sources, reported that last night in Kabul there was a shootout between two senior Taliban leaders over a power struggle. There was a disagreement between the fighters of Lalkar Anas Haqqani and Mullah Baradar over how to resolve the issue of Panjshir, and this led to a clash. Mullah Baradar was reportedly injured in the bullet fired by Haqqani and is undergoing treatment in Pakistan. However, sources have not confirmed the firing.
However, the Northern Alliance has also tweeted about thr incident, saying Baradar has asked the Taliban not to fight in Panjshir and come to Kabul. Mullah Baradar has been seriously injured in this clash and taken to Pakistan for treatment. The Alliance has slammed the media for not showing the clash between Taliban leaders in Kabul. The Alliance says that these people are fighting among themselves for power.
We have successfully defended more than 1200 Taliban casualties. Due to the fact that there was a conflict between Anas Haqqani and Mullah Baradar and there was a shootout between Taliban leaders in Kabul, the Taliban propaganda deceived everyone so that, the National Resistance Front tweeted from its official Twitter handle.
Meanwhile, amidst the ongoing political tussle between the Haqqani network and the Taliban, former Afghan female parliamentarian Maryam Soleimankhil claimed on Saturday that a chair battle between the Haqqani network and the Taliban has begun. Haqqani network leaders Anas Haqqani and Khalil Haqqani have also clashed with Taliban leaders Mullah Baradar and Mullah Yaqoob. Soleimankhil tweeted that Pakistan does not want Mullah Baradar to lead the country. On the other hand, the Haqqani network is demanding a bigger stake in the government and the post of Defence Minister, while the Taliban is not ready to give that much.
Pakistan has sent ISI chief Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed to Kabul amid the ongoing conflict between Haqqani and Taliban over Afghan power. It is believed that the ISI chief has been sent by Pakistan to resolve the ongoing dispute between the two factions and to suggest a way to form the government in Afghanistan. Here, Mullah Omar’s son Mohammad Yaqoob wants to take on the role of head of the powerful Taliban military commission. This position is considered very powerful and respected in the Taliban government. The Taliban’s political leadership had agreed to give the Haqqani network some key positions in the government. Because of this, Anas Haqqani was also entrusted with the security of the capital immediately after the capture of Kabul. Mullah Yaqoob is very angry with this decision.
In other India news, the spokesperson of Afghan Resistance Forces, Fahim Dashti was killed during a standoff with the Taliban in Panjshir valley.