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Afghanistan confirms attack on Mullah Mansour, calls Taliban to join peace

(Last Updated On: May 22, 2016)

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The government of Afghanistan has confirmed the drone attack on Mullah Akhtar Mansour by the United States forces on Sunday.

A statement released by the Afghan presidential palace said that Mullah Akhtar Mansour refused to answer repeated calls by the people and government of Afghanistan to end the war and violence in the country and sheltering himself in foreign soil and he was insisting over the continuation of the war in the country.

The statement accuses Taliban leader who is likely to be killed in U.S. drone strike being engaged “in deception, concealment of facts, drug smuggling, and terrorism while intimidating maiming and killing innocent Afghans”.

“Mansour loyalists has spared no efforts to commit brutal acts against the people of Afghanistan” the statement added.

It further says in the event of his killing, a new opportunity presents itself to those Taliban who are willing to end war and join a peaceful life in Afghanistan.

Mansour, 56, took the leadership of Taliban insurgent group after the news of the dead of Mullah Omar, the founder of the group, was disclosed during a time when a peace negotiation was going on between the government of Afghanistan and Taliban with Pakistan mediation.

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