May 23, 2016, 10:24 AM
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Pakistan yet to confirm Taliban leader's death

Islamabad, May 23, IRNA – Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said it was not clear that Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was among the two people reportedly killed in the air strike in Balochistan.

Talking to reporters after his arrival in London for a medical check-up, he added that details of the incident were still being collected.

He criticised the US drone strike and said that a strong protest had been lodged with the US over the attack.

He described the air strike in the Dalbandin area of Balochistan as a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty.

Also a statement issued by Pakistan Foreign Ministry said the US had shared the information that a drone strike had been carried out in Pakistan near the Pak-Afghan border in which Mansour was targeted. The information was shared with Prime Minister Sharif and Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif after the strike.

US Secretary of State John Kerry had said the United States conducted a precision air strike that targeted Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Though Afghan government has confirmed death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour in US drone attack, still there are many contradictory reports about his death.