KUNAR: An armed clash took place between the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan’s Kunar province that left three militant commanders dead, a British media report said on Thursday.
The report quoted eyewitnesses as saying that dozens of Afghan Taliban launched an attack on the Pakistani Taliban based in the Ghaziabad area of Kunar. The report further said three militant commanders were killed and several others injured.
According to the report, the slain commanders belonged to Swat, while sources also claimed that Mullah Fazlullah alias mullah Radio, fugitive chief of Swat Taliban, was also killed in the attack.
The Pakistani Taliban confirmed that the clash had taken place, but denied reports that any commanders had been killed.
Pakistan has long been demanding Afghanistan to take action against Pakistani militants, who took shelter in Afghan areas after Islamabad launched a military campaign against them.
The Swat Taliban based in Afghanistan also claimed high profile assassination of Pakistan Army's Lt. Gen Sanaullah Khan Niazi in an IED blast in Upper Dir.