Dreaded Taliban Leader Mullah Omar dead: Afghanistan Media


Kabul: Afghanistan media reports have claimed that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died. However, there have been no comments from the terror group.According to reports, deputy spokesman for the President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Sayed Zafar Hashemi has called a news conference in Kabul on Wednesday afternoon.

In 2011, Afghani media reported the killing of the Islamist leader but this was later dismissed by Pakistani officials. The Taliban said their phones had been hacked and messages sent out claiming that Mullah Omar was dead.

Mullah Omar, an ethnic Pashtun, was born into an impoverished family in the town of Nodeh in Afghanistan's southern Uruzgan province, some time between 1959 and 1962. After studying at several Islamic schools, he emerged as a Muslim cleric.