Taliban leader 'likely killed' in US drone strike

US official confirms Taliban head targeted and likely taken out in drone strike in Pakistan along Afghan border.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Drone (illustration)
Drone (illustration)
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Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was targeted and "likely killed" Saturday in a US drone strike in a remote area of Pakistan along the Afghan border, a US official said.

The airstrike, which was authorized by President Barack Obama, also killed a second adult male combatant as the two traveled in a vehicle southwest of the town of Ahmad Wal, but no civilians were killed.

"Mansour was the target and was likely killed," the official said, speaking under the condition of anonymity.

AFP contributed to this report.