Afghan Taliban sources confirm death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour in US drone strike
Quetta (Pakistan) (AFP) –
Senior Afghan Taliban sources on Sunday confirmed the death of their chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike in Pakistan, adding a shura or council is underway to decide his successor.
"I can say with good authority that Mullah Mansour is no more," a senior Taliban source told AFP.
Mansour's death was confirmed by two other senior figures, who said the group's top leaders were gathering in Quetta to name their future chief.
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