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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 11:00
New Afghan Taliban leader chosen
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Afghan Taliban has confirmed that former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week. A successor was appointed, it said.

According to a statement by the group the new leader is Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada who was a deputy to Mansour.

He was chosen at a special Taliban leaders’ meeting.

Mansour was killed in Pakistan on Saturday in a U.S. airstrike.

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