Pakistan says DNA test proves Taliban leader was killed

Interior ministry spokesman says Mullah Mansoor’s DNA sample matched that of ‘close relative’

Pakistan says DNA test proves Taliban leader was killed

World Bulletin / News Desk

Pakistan said Sunday that a DNA test it conducted proves that one of the two people killed in a U.S. drone strike on May 21 in the southwestern province of Baluchistan was former Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.

An Interior Ministry spokesman said in a statement that Mullah Mansoor’s DNA sample has matched that of a “close relative”.

The test, the spokesman said, was conducted when the relative came to receive Mullah Mansoor’s body from Afghanistan.

No further details, including the relative’s identity, were revealed.

Last Mod: 30 Mayıs 2016, 09:11
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