Taliban Leader in Afghanistan Was Just Blown Up, Report Claims

…and to replace him? Another sideways thinking, twisted, son-of-a-monkey.

The head of the Taliban in Afghanistan is believed to have died following a US airstrike.

The US military carried out an air strike targeting Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region earlier today, the Pentagon said.

The Pentagon is still assessing the results of the airstrike to determine whether he was killed.

But Mansour and another combatant are thought to be dead following the military drone strike authorized by President Barack Obama, a US official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The strike took place at about 6am local time. Multiple U.S. drones targeted the men as they rode in a vehicle in a remote area in Pakistan along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, southwest of the town of Ahmad Wal, the official said.

Mansour was declared Taliban leader last summer after the announcement of long-term chief Mullah Omar’s death, but many top commanders refused to pledge their loyalty alleging that he rigged the hastily organised selection process.

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