Pakistan says DNA report confirms Mullah Mansoor’s death

Mullah-Akhtar-Mansoor-is-deadISLAMABAD: The authorities in Pakistan have said DNA report have confirmed that the man killed in a US drone strike was the Taliban supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.

According to the local media reports, citing the local authorities, a DNA report said it was definite that the man killed in the US strike on May 21 was Mullah Akhtar Mansour.

The country’s interior ministry has said the confirmation was made following the DNA matching of DNA samples collected from the charred body against the relative who came forward to claim the remains.

Pakistan’s foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz earlier said ““All indicators confirm that the person killed in the drone strike was Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was travelling on a fake identity. The DNA test result will be available shortly.”

The country’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar had earlier said the government could not confirm the death without a scientific and legal basis.

Mullah Mansoor was killed in a US drone strike in Balochistan province of Pakistan in the afternoon of 21st May as he was travelling in a vehicle.

According to the reports, Mansoor was on his way from neighboring Iran when he was targeted by the US drones as a Pakistani passport containing Iranian visa was found in the area where he was killed. -KP

THE PASHTUN TIMES

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