According to the local government officials in Kandahar, the ex-webmaster of the Taliban, Bashir Ahmad Rayan was killed almost two months after he was kidnapped.
Provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Razaq has said Rayan was originally a resident of Qarabagh district of southeastern Ghazni province and was actively working for the media wing of the group when he was abducted from Kandahar province two months ago.
He said Rayan has been murdered as a result of the intensifying tensions among Mullah Akhtar Mansoor and Mullah Mohammad Rasool supporters.
Rayan was a student of Kandahar University and was also writing for the Taliban group. Khaama press quoted Gen. Raziq as saying.
The Taliban militants group has been mourning his death which comes as nearly 200 militants were killed as a result of an infighting that lasted for almost a week in Shindand district of Herat province.
Meanwhile, the Taliban group reject intensifying tensions among the rival groups but the officials in western and southern parts of the country are saying they are closely monitoring the growing tensions among the group which sparked following the confirmation of Mullah Omar’s death.