Taliban leader Mullah Mansour dies of injuries
KABUL (92 News) – The Afghan Authorities have on Friday claimed that Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor has died of his injuries, while the Taliban spokesman has not rejected the claim.
Aktar Mansoor replaced former Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar who was confirmed dead late in July.
The Afghan authorities had on Wednesday claimed that the Taliban supremo received bullet injuries during a meeting when rival commander opened firing, while Mullah Mansoor’s five rival group commanders including Mullah Abdullah were also killed on the spot.
After assuming Taliban leadership by Mansoor has divided the hardliner group into four factions and the prominent one, however, is led by Mullah Mohammad Rasoul, a close aide to Omar’s family.
Taliban purported spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, in a statement, has rejected the report as baseless, saying inellgience agencies, by launching such baseless propaganda, were attempting to deceive the public opinions.