Taliban leader Mullah Mansour likely killed in airstrike, U.S. officials say

by Jamie Crawford  |  published on May 22, 2016

Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was likely killed in an airstrike in Pakistan on Saturday, two U.S. officials told CNN.

One of the officials said the strike occurred around 6 a.m. ET Saturday morning in a remote area of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, southwest of the town of Ahmad Wal.

Mansour was the target of the strike, and a second adult male combatant traveling with him in a vehicle also was likely killed, the official added.

U.S. officials are still assessing the results, the official said. The second source, a senior administration official, said it would likely take days to get “physical confirmation” because of the remote location.

  • justinwachin

    Hopefully the bomb hit the right guy. These guys are evil. They are now scorching in the heat of eternity.

  • robert sanders

    how do we know if this is true.

  • David in MA

    praze be to allah, another devil has received his horns.

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