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Mullah Rasoul group denies allegiance to Haibatullah

KABUL: A dissident Taliban group on Thursday opposed the appointment of MullahHaibatullah Akhundzada as the movement’s new leader. Taliban supreme leader Mullah Akhar Mansour was killed in a drone strike raid on his car in Dalbandin area of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province five days ago. Pakistan confirmed the death of Mansour on Thursday, after five days, and the Taliban confirmed ...

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Taliban confirms leader’s death, announce Haibatullah as new chief

Mawlavi Haibatullah Akhundzada the successor of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor ISLAMABAD: The Taliban militants group confirmed the death of the group’s supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor and announced Mawlavi Haibatullah Akhundzada as his successor. A statement by the group said Mawlavi Akhundzada was appointed as the successor of Mansoor after he was unanimously voted by the leadership council members. The statement further ...

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Taliban Chief Mullah Mansoor had Pakistani passport

KABUL: The social media have been rife with a viral report suggesting that the successor of Mullah Mohammad Omar had a Pakistani passport. A photograph which purportedly shows a photograph of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor printed in the main page of a Pakistani passport has gone viral on social media following reports of his death in a drone strike. The passport ...

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