The National Directorate of Security (NDS) confirmed a shocking information on Wednesday. They said that Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago of tuberculosis in Pakistan’s hospital.
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) confirmed a shocking information on Wednesday! They said that Taliban leader Mullah Omar had died two years ago of tuberculosis in Pakistan’s hospital.
The Afghan government has received confirmed reports that Mullah Omar died nearly two years ago in Karachi. We are happy that now the foreign sources have also confirmed that Mullah Omar is no more alive
– stated NDS spokesperson Abdul Haseeb Siddiqui and also added:
We still have a lot of questions how Mullah Omar died. We have been told that the Taliban leader died owing to an illness.
According to the spokesman for the Afghan President, Mullah Omar had died in 2013 what was officially confirmed later. However, the authorities of Afghanistan said the information on his death is ‘credible’. So the latest reports about the Taliban leader’s death are being taken really seriously. The official Taliban statement is expected to be issued soon.
Now, after the death of Mullah Omar, the peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have more chances to get a positive direction.
While confirming that Omar has been already dead for about two years, the spokesman for Afghanistan also said their government:
believes that the grounds for the Afghan peace talks are more paved now than before, and thus calls on all armed opposition groups to seize the opportunity and join the peace process
Despite the fact that a security official in Pakistan claimed that Mullah Omar’s death is a speculation to destabilize the peace talks, the White House officially stated it believes that reports about Mullah Omar’s death are credible.