Kabul: A Taliban commander was executed by a fellow commander in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan over an internal dispute, it has been reported.

The incident took place in Tagab Keshm district over an internal dispute between the two senior Taliban commanders, apparently due to distribution of funds collected from the local residents in the form of extortion.

According to the local officials, the Taliban commander Nasir Tashkani was executed by his fellow commander Qari Ali Kashmi. This is not the first time the Taliban militants have killed their comrades due to internal clashes.

At least fourteen Taliban militants were killed in an apparent insider attack carried out by two of their comrades in northern Kunduz province. The incident took place in Imam Sahib District of Kunduz province earlier in September this year with the local security officials saying the two militants surrendered to police after carrying out the attack.

 At least fifteen Taliban militants were also killed, during a gun battle between the two rival groups divided on the appointment of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in Shindand district of Herat province earlier in August this year.