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Taliban leaders have a brawl at presidential palace

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Supporters of two rival factions reportedly brawled at the presidential palace in the capital Kabul.

The argument appeared to centre on who did the most to secure victory over the US, and how power was divided up in the new cabinet.

The Taliban have officially denied the reports.

The group seized control of Afghanistan last month, and have since declared the country an "Islamic Emirate". Their new interim cabinet is entirely male and made up of senior Taliban figures, some of whom are notorious for attacks on US forces over the past two decades.

The dispute came to light after a Taliban co-founder, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, disappeared from view for several days.

One Taliban source told BBC Pashto that Mr Baradar and Khalil ur-Rahman Haqqani - the minister for refugees and a prominent figure within the militant Haqqani network - had exchanged strong words, as their followers brawled with each other nearby.

A senior Taliban member based in Qatar and a person connected to those involved also confirmed that an argument had taken place late last week.

The sources said the argument had broken out because Mr Baradar, the new deputy prime minister, was unhappy about the structure of their interim government.

The row also reportedly stemmed from divisions over who in the Taliban should take credit for their victory in Afghanistan.

 

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I wonder if Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar wasn't seen for a few days because he had a black eye? :D

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L.A.T.1961

I would imagine that it was caused by the Taliban's search of the gov offices and discovery that despite departing forces leaving people behind the same mistake had not been made with the cheque book.

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11 minutes ago, L.A.T.1961 said:

I would imagine that it was caused by the Taliban's search of the gov offices and discovery that despite departing forces leaving people behind the same mistake had not been made with the cheque book.

One must have priorities :yes:

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L.A.T.1961

Letting the Taliban take over and then fight amongst themselves could have been the best plan all along. 

Now they are well armed the self culling will be even more effective. 

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Earl.Of.Trumps

Sounds like Democrats and Republicans on the House floor :w00t:

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