The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan (MoD) said the leaderships of the terrorist groups are based in Pakistan, apparently gesturing towards the Taliban’s Quetta Council and the Haqqani terrorist network using the Pakistani soil to conduct operations in Afghanistan.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Defense (MoD), Dawlat Waziri, told reporters that Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was killed in Balochistan province of Pakistan.
Waziri invited Taliban group to come to Kabul and start activities as a political group instead of electing a new leader.
He warned that the new leader of the Taliban group would face the same fate as Mullah Mansoor and would be killed.
The remarks by Waziri come as the Afghan intelligence and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah confirmed the death of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in an airstrike in Balochistan province.
The Taliban group however has rejected the reports and said Mullah Mansoor is health and alive.
This comes as the Afghan officials have long been criticizing Pakistan for allowing the anti-government armed militant groups of Afghanistan to use its soil and plan and coordinate attacks in Afghanistan. -KP
THE PASHTUN TIMES