In Afghanistan, a major row broke out between leaders of the Taliban just days after they set up a new government, reports BBC.
Supporters of two rival factions reportedly brawled at the Presidential palace in the capital Kabul. The argument appeared to centre on who did the most to secure victory over the US, and how power was divided up in the new cabinet.
The Taliban have officially denied the reports. The group seized control of Afghanistan last month, and since has declared the country an “Islamic Emirate”.
The dispute came to light after a Taliban co-founder, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, disappeared from view for several days.
One Taliban source told BBC Pashto that Mr Baradar and Khalil ur-Rahman Haqqani – the minister for refugees and a prominent figure within the militant Haqqani network – had exchanged strong words, as their followers brawled with each other nearby.
A senior Taliban member based in Qatar and a person connected to those involved also confirmed that an argument had taken place late last week.