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Taliban claim Mulla Omar is alive

Former Taliban defence minister Mulla Obaidullah on Wednesday rejected reports that a body recovered in Zabul province was that of Mulla Mohammad Omar. Speaking to The News from an unknown location, he said Mulla Omar was alive and safe. “I am in touch with him and he is alright. It is part of a propaganda against the Taliban and is aimed at demoralizing our fighters and supporters,” he stressed. Earlier, there were reports that the body of man resembling Mulla Omar had been found on a hillside in Sraghar Mountain in Surkhakan in Zabul province. However, Afghan authorities in Zabul and Kabul were reluctant to make claim that Mulla Omar was dead. Full Story

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