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Rift in Afghanistan Taliban to complicate peace process

  • A division in the rank of Afghanistan Taliban fighters and the splinter group choosing a new leader would complicate the peace process in the South Asian country, political watchers has said. Taliban militants challenging new leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor as being illegitimate to substitute Mullah Mohammad Omar, then leader of the hardliner outfit, has picked up Omar's close aide Mullah Mohammad Rasoul as its supreme commander of faithful Muslims (new leader), Xinhua quoted observers as saying. Source: IANS