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Afghan spy agency says Taliban leader killed in drone attack

AFP , Sunday 22 May 2016
Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour
Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour is seen in this undated handout photograph by the Taliban (Reuters)
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Afghanistan's main spy agency said Sunday that Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone attack inside Pakistan.

"Mansour was being closely monitored for a while... until he was targeted along with other fighters aboard a vehicle... in Balochistan," the National Directorate of Security said in a statement.

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