25 October 2021,   02:12
Major fight between Taliban leaders for credit over Afghanistan takeover

Days after the Taliban announced its interim government in Afghanistan, a major row was reported between its top leaders at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.

Supporters of the two rival factions in the Taliban got into an altercation at the Presidential Palace, the BBC reported. However, the Taliban have denied such reports.

The dispute within the group came to light after Taliban co-founder and deputy prime minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar disappeared for days.

Sources told BBC Pashto that Baradar and Khalil ur-Rahman Haqqani - a minister in the new cabinet and top leader of the Haqqani network, indulged in a heated exchange of words after the fight between their followers.

It has been reported that the fight stemmed from division over who should take credit for the victory in Afghanistan.