Monday, May 23, 2011

Taliban leader Mullah Omar killed in Pakistan

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been killed in Pakistan, a private television channel reported Monday. "Mullah Omar was killed on way from Quetta to North Waziristan, " TOLO television said in its news bulletin. However, it did not provide details on how he was killed and by whom. Meanwhile, a security official confirmed the killing, saying, " It is correct that Mullah Omar has been killed." The official emphasized that Mullah Omar was killed inside Pakistan. Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops in Afghanistan have yet to make comment. Mullah Omar has survived massive U.S. military manhunt since the collapse of Taliban regime by U.S-led invasion in late 2001 for sheltering al-Qaida chief Osama Bin Laden.

U.S. commandos killed Bin Laden in a raid on his hideout in Pakistan on May 2.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-05/23/c_13889429.htm