Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) has confirmed the Taliban’s leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S drone strike in Baluchistan in Pakistan on Saturday.
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The NDS said in a statement that Mansour was killed in Dalbandi area in Baluchistan at approximately 3.45pm Saturday.
Earlier reports indicate that the U.S had targeted the vehicle he had been traveling in, in the remote border area.
Mansour took control of the group in July last year after the announcement of the death of the Taliban’s former leader two years earlier.
The collapse of Kunduz city along with the collapse of some districts in the country have been credited to him.
Dozens of civilians and military forces were also killed during his time, according to a Pentagon report.
In this episode of FaraKhabar, host Fawad Aman discusses the topic with Mawlana Farid, a political analyst and Mohibullah Samim, a former governor of Paktika.