Reports: Taliban Leader MULLAH OMAR Dead From Tuberculosis
Afghan officials announced that Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago from Tuberculosis.
The BBC reported:
The Afghan government is investigating new reports that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, a spokesman said.
The Taliban has yet to comment on the claim, which was made by top sources within the Afghan administration and intelligence agency.
The sources said the reclusive militant leader had died two to three years ago.
The latest claims of Mullah Omar’s death are being taken more seriously than previous such reports. The Taliban is expected to issue a statement soon.
A spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that the authorities were trying to verify the reports.
“As soon as we get any more authentication… we’re going to let the media and the people of Afghanistan know about that,” Sayed Zafar Hashemi said.
The Afghan government, elected last year, has embarked on a peace process with the Taliban.
#BREAKING: Two reliable sources in the Afghan National Unity Government tell me that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar is dead.
— Harun Najafizada (@HNajafizada) July 29, 2015
However a Taliban leader says Omar is still alive.
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) July 29, 2015