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Late Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar's son killed

  • The son of late Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has reportedly been killed. Media reports quoted lawmaker Zahir Qadir as saying that Mullah Yaqub, the son of Mullah Omar, was killed a couple of days ago. According to Qadir, Mullah Yaqub had attempted to succeed his father to lead Taliban fighters but was mysteriously assassinated by Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor, who has already been appointed by his supporters to lead the Taliban group. Taliban militants have not commented on the report. (Source: IANS)