PESHAWAR, 9 November: At least 70 people have been killed in clashes between two rival factions of the Taliban in Zabul province of Afghanistan.

Zabul police deputy chief Ghulam Geelani Farahi said the clashes between the groups of Mullah Akhtar Mansour and Mullah Rasool started on Saturday.

Although Mullah Mansour declared him as Afghan Taliban chief after the death of Mullah Omar but some Taliban factions refused to recognise him as their head and announced opposition to him.

Meanwhile, Zabul governor Anwar Ishaqzai said the bodies of seven people kidnapped from the province have been recovered. The slain people included three women.

Compiled from media reports

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