Still fighting: Afghan Taliban say Mullah Omar is alive

The Afghan Intelligence NDS said on Wednesday that the Taliban leader had possibly died

Tahir Khan November 21, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Afghan Taliban rejected as “propaganda” on Thursday intelligence reports that their reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, had been killed.

The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Wednesday that the Taliban leader had possibly died, suggesting that internal fissures within the militant group were growing.

A spokesman for the Afghan intelligence agency said its sources knew that “some militants think Mullah Omar is not alive and Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansoor has appointed his close aides on key positions.”

Rejecting the claims, Taliban spokesman said that NDS has launched a propaganda following its failure to stop recent attacks by the group in Kabul and across Afghanistan. NDS, which has completely failed to stop attacks by the Mujahideen, has claimed that Ameerul Momineen Mullah Muhammad Omar has passed away, he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 21st, 2014.


RandomIndian | 8 years ago | Reply

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