Supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban Mullah Mohammed Omar take his last breathe in Pakistan two years back, Afghanistan’s intelligence agency claims on Wednesday.
Spokesperson for the National Directorate of Security (NDS) Hassib Seddiqi told Xinhua.
“Based on credible information, the NDS has confirmed that Taliban leader Omar has died in a mysterious way in a hospital in Pakistan’s Karachi two year and four months ago,”
He said BBC’s Pashto service:
“We are happy that now the foreign sources have also confirmed that Mullah Omar is no more alive. We still have a lot of questions how Mullah Omar died,”
“We have been told that the Taliban leader died owing to an illness,”
Sayed Zafar Hashemi posted on twitter
Afghan government confirms that Taliban leader, Mullah Omar died in April 2013, in Pakistan.
Taliban leader’s sudden death declaration is a tragic scene for whole unit. Currently the unit is engaged in electing new leader. The burning question is who deserves to be next leader?
On Tuesday, whole unit plan a meeting in order to choose new leader between Mullah Omar’s son Yaqoob and the current temporary acting leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.
According to BBC news crew:
“The Taliban and Afghanistan recently initiated peace talks. The Afghanistan government, in a statement, called “all armed opposition groups to seize the opportunity and join the peace process,”
The isolated left with single-eye Taliban chief Mullah Omar was Afghanistan’s de facto leader of state from 1996 to 2001 throughout Taliban’s regulation.
The rumors of his death displayed on news channels a number of times in past. #MullahOmar was in the trend on Twitter straightaway after the breaking news of his death.