Mullah Mannan Niazi, the deputy leader of a splinter group of Taliban led by Mullah Rasul, was wounded in a clash in western Herat province on Tuesday evening, sources said.
Local officials have not commented on the report.
The clash happened at around 10 pm local time in Guzara district in Herat after several attackers targeted the area where he lived, the sources said, adding that “he got injuries on his head and is under treatment at Herat’s regional hospital.”
“Mullah Niazi is in coma and three of his men were killed and four others were wounded in the clash,” according to a source.
No other group has claimed for the attack.