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 Taliban leader  Mullah Akhtar Mansour

Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour

Washington(ANN)The United States has carried out a major operation against Afghan
Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour and “likely killed” him, according to a US official.

The drone strike was authorized by President Barack Obama, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Mansour was the target and was likely killed.”

The official said the strike occurred on Saturday in a remote area of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, southwest of the town of Ahmad Wal.

The strike also killed another adult militant as the two men were traveling in a vehicle, but no civilians were killed, the official claimed.