Mullah-Mohammad-OmarThe religious clerics in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan said Pakistan exposed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar to cover its own interests by jeopardizing the peace efforts.

The remarks by Kandahar clerics were followed during a gathering to declare support for the Afghan security forces.

Head of the provincial clerics council Obaidullah Faizani said the neighboring Pakistani has been involved in attacks across Afghanistan and called it un-islamic.

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 last month Mullah Omar was killed two years ago in the same month of July.

Taliban’s top commander Mullah Mansoor Dadullah confirmed last week that Mullah Omar did not die naturally but was assassinated, confirming the reports suggesting Mullah Omar was mysteriously killed in April 2013 in a hospital in Karachi city of Pakistan.

Mansoor Dadullah is the brother of the former senior Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah who was actively operating in southern Helmand province before he was killed during an operation in Helmand province in 2007.

The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Monday that the Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad was mysteriously killed in a hospital in Karachi city of Pakistan.

A statement was issued by NDS on Monday tonight stating that Mullah Omar was killed in the month of April 2013 in a hospital in Karachi city.

His death was exposed just days before the Afghan officials were due to meet for the second round of peace talks with the Taliban representatives in Pakistan’s capital city, Islamabad.


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