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    Drone Strike Kills Taliban Leader Mullah Mansour

    It was not exaggerated. A senior Taliban commander has confirmed the death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who took over the Taliban after the death of Mullah Omar — concealed for two years — became known last summer. He was reportedly killed by an armed U.S. drone as he traveled in a vehicle in Pakistan’s Baluchistan Province near the Afghan  border. Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abudullah said it’s good news for ordinary Afghans, as Mansour stepped up violent attacks, and for stalled peace negotiations, as he was “the main figure” preventing the Taliban from joining the process.

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