Afghans confirm death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour after US drone strike

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ss/tj (AP, AFP) – May 22, 2016

The Chief Executive of the Afghan government, Abdullah Abdullah, on Sunday confirmed the death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, following earlier reports by the US Pentagon that he had likely been killed.

The country’s spy agency and the National Directorate of Security corroborated the report of Mansour’s death. The militant group’s leader was reportedly killed in a US drone strike on the town of Ahmad Wal in Pakistan.

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