Mullah Akhtar Mohammad MansourTaliban intended to bring their Supreme Leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour to northern Kundoz province but security forces foiled their plan, Afghanistan’s Deputy Chief of Staff says.

General Murad Ali Murad has said that Taliban had planned to control Kundoz for a few days and bring Mullah Mansour there.

He has also said that the plan included a media gathering by Mullah Mansour in Kundoz to show that he is in Afghanistan.

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour who took over the charge of Taliban after Mullah Mohammad Omar was confirmed dead is believed to be living in Pakistan.

In several occasions, Afghan government asked Pakistan to act against the enemies of Afghanistan enjoying safe heavens there but so far has received only empty promises.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Afghanistan’s enemy is Pakistan’s enemy but still no action against Quetta and Peshawar Shuras who are considered the back bone of Taliban.

Quetta is the capital of Pakistan’s Baluchistan province and Peshawar is the capital city of its Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where reportedly Taliban commanders get to gather and issue rulings to militants on the ground in Afghanistan.


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