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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