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Taliban deputy leader's house targeted in insider attack in Pakistan

10 Oct 2019 1TV News

House of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Taliban's deputy leader, was  targeted in an insider attack in Pakistan on Thursday, security sources told 1TV.

The house, located in Muslim Town of Quetta city, was attacked by two gunmen around 7:30a.m. on Thursday, sources said.

Two people including a guard of Mullah Baradar and one of the attackers were killed in the assault which was organized by Mullah Zakir Qayoum, a Taliban leader based in Quetta, sources said.

The motive behind the assault is said to be disagreement within Taliban group over Mullah Baradar’s acting as head of the group’s political office in Qatar.

Taliban founder Mullah Omar'seldestsonMullah MohammadYaqooband Mullah Zakir are seeking to convince Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Hebatullah and head of Haqqani network Sirajuddin Haqqani to remove Mullah Bardar from his current post.

This comes as Pakistan’s intelligence service ISI is seeking to get Mullah Baradar appointed as successor of Mullah Hebatullah, according to security sources.

The Taliban have rejected reports of attack on Mullah Baradar’s house.

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