KABUL: Afghan Taliban says the militant group’s leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been killed in a U.S. drone strike, Geo News reported.
According to the report a senior Taliban Commander Mullah Abdul Rauf told American News Agency Sunday that Mansour died in the strike late Friday night.
He says the strike took place “in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area.”
Afghanistan´s main intelligence service, the National Directorate for Security also said that it had confirmed Mansour´s death.
The office of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confirmed the strike but could not confirm Mansour’s death.
Afghan government Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, however, issued the highest level confirmation on Sunday that Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour had been killed in an attack by U.S. drones in Pakistan a day earlier.
“Taliban leader Akhtar Mansour was killed in a drone strike in Quetta, Pakistan, at 04:30 pm yesterday. His car was attacked in Dahl Bandin,” Abdullah said in a tweet, referring to a district in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province just over the border with Afghanistan.
— Dr. Abdullah (@afgexecutive) May 22, 2016
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