Mullah-Mohammad-OmarThe Afghan security forces attacked a gathering of the Taliban militants mourning the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, the group’s supreme leader who was confirmed dead last week.

According to the local government officials, the gathering was organized on Tuesday in the outskirts of Ghazni city.

Deputy provincial governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi said the Afghan forces prevented Taliban to organized a funeral ceremony and mourn Mullah Omar’s death.

He said at least five Taliban insurgents were killed during the raid and a number of others were injured.

According to Ahmadi, the Taliban militants were looking to organize a large gathering where around 300,000 people were expected to participate to mourn Mullah Omar’s death.

This comes as a local security official said earlier today that the Taliban militants are forcing local residents to to have funeral for Mullah Omar and prepare food for the mourners.

The sources further added that the commuters are also forced to attend the funeral prayers for Mullah Omar in the local mosque.

Taliban formally confirmed the death of Mullah Omar by issuing a statement last week calling for three days of prayers.

Reports regarding the death of Mullah Omar emerged last week suggesting Pakistan have confirmed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar to the Afghan government.

Mullah Omar’s death was first confirmed by a splinter group of the Taliban – Afghanistan Islamic Movement Fidai Mahaz, which claimed that he was assassinated Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansoor and Gull Agha.

The group’s spokesman Qari Hamza said Mullah Omar was killed two years ago in the same month of July.

Hamza claimed that the group has evidences to prove their claims that Mullah Omar was killed by Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansoor and Gull Agha.


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