mullah-mohammed-omar-the-newsThe Taliban militants group formally confirmed the group’s supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar’s death earlier this evening.

The group issued a statement confirming Mullah Omar’s death due to illness he was suffering however no further details were given regarding the exact location and time of his death.

Taliban quoted Mullah Omar’s family and the group’s leadership confirming his death.

The statement furhter added that Mullah Omar was inside the Afghan soil since the beginning of the US-led invasion and rejected reports that he had migrated to Pakistan.

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

The issue was reportedly discussed during the cabinet meeting following the confirmation by Pakistani authorities, it has been reported.

However, the Presidential Palace formally confirmed Mullah Omar’s death citing credible sources confirming Mullah Mohammad Omar, leader of the Taliban died in April 2013 in Pakistan.

Officials in White House also said Wednesday that reports suggesting the death of Taliban Supreme Leader Mullah Mohammad are credible.

The White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said the United States has concluded that reports confirming Mullah Omar’s death are credible.

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