Pakistan Taliban Denies Killing Of Afghanistan Taliban Leader Omar In Pakistan

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been killed in Pakistan, a private television channel reported Monday.

ISLAMABAD, May 23 (Xinhua) -- A local Urdu TV channel Geo on Sunday quoted a spokesman of Pakistan Taliban (TTP) as saying the report about the killing of Afghanistan Taliban leader Mullah Omar in Pakistan is not true.

Earlier reports coming in from Afghanistan quoted Afghan intelligence officials as saying that Mullah Omar was killed in Pakistan, but the reports failed to mention when and where the Afghanistan Taliban was killed.

 


 

Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Killed In Pakistan

Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Killed In Pakistan

KABUL, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been killed in Pakistan, a private television channel reported Monday.

"Mullah Omar was killed on way from Quetta to North Waziristan, " TOLO television said in its news bulletin.

However, it did not provide details on how he was killed and by whom.

Meanwhile, a security official confirmed the killing, saying, " It is correct that Mullah Omar has been killed."

The official emphasized that Mullah Omar was killed inside Pakistan.

Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops in Afghanistan have yet to make comment.

Mullah Omar has survived massive U.S. military manhunt since the collapse of Taliban regime by U.S-led invasion in late 2001 for sheltering al-Qaida chief Osama Bin Laden.

U.S. commandos killed Bin Laden in a raid on his hideout in Pakistan on May 2.

Xinhua