Afghan Taliban Embroiled in Dispute Over Succession

ISLAMABAD— A crucial meeting of Afghan Taliban leaders and scholars has been in session for days now at an undisclosed location.

The goal: to resolve internal rifts over succession that have been engulfing the insurgent group since it revealed late last month that its supreme leader, Mullah Omar, had been dead for more than two years.

The gathering is reportedly taking place somewhere in southwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border.