Taliban supremo Mullah Akhtar Mansour dies: Afghanistan officials

Kabul, Dec 4 (IANS) Taliban supremo Mullah Akhtar Mansour has died of injuries, Afghanistan officials confirmed on Friday.

Mansour was critically injured in a gunfight on Wednesday in an argument with commanders in the militant group, Xinhua quoted Afghanistan officials as saying.

The incident came as the group has been divided into two factions after Mansour succeeded former Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar as the hardliner group’s leader after Omar was confirmed dead in late July.

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