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Pakistan: Body of Taliban leader Mansour removed from site of US drone strike00:24

Pakistan: Body of Taliban leader Mansour removed from site of US drone strike

Pakistan, Dalbandin
May 22, 2016 at 11:41 GMT -00:00 · Published

Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was reportedly killed during a US drone attack near the Pakistani city of Dalbandin of Balochistan province, with what appears to be Mansour's body being taken away from site of the drone strike on Sunday.

The Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) later confirmed the death via Twitter.

Mansour's vehicle was allegedly targeted by the US drone strike in the remote area of south-western Pakistan close to Afghan border on Saturday. The operation was carried out by the US special operations forces at around 15:00 local time (10:00 GMT) and was authorised by US President Barack Obama.

Mansour had been the Taliban leader since July 2015 when he replaced the fundamentalist group's founder Mullah Mohammad Omar.

Pakistan: Body of Taliban leader Mansour removed from site of US drone strike00:24
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Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was reportedly killed during a US drone attack near the Pakistani city of Dalbandin of Balochistan province, with what appears to be Mansour's body being taken away from site of the drone strike on Sunday.

The Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) later confirmed the death via Twitter.

Mansour's vehicle was allegedly targeted by the US drone strike in the remote area of south-western Pakistan close to Afghan border on Saturday. The operation was carried out by the US special operations forces at around 15:00 local time (10:00 GMT) and was authorised by US President Barack Obama.

Mansour had been the Taliban leader since July 2015 when he replaced the fundamentalist group's founder Mullah Mohammad Omar.

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