The Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan (MoI) said Monday that Taliban’s Quetta Council members will not remain safe in the region, insisting that the group is on the verge of a major defeat with the death of the group’s supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.
MoI spokesman Sediq Sediq told reporters that the international allies of Afghanistan will target the terrorists, pointing towards the US drone strike that targeted the Taliban Chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.
He said Mullah Mansoor was in coordination with the other terrorist groups and networks since he assumed the charge of the Taliban group to commit atrocities against the Afghan people.
Sediqi further added that the death of Mullah Mansoor will have a negative impact on the morale of the Taliban militants and insisted that the Afghan government will further increase pressure on the group.
According to Sediqi, the Taliban Chief was insisting on continued insurgency and war in the country and was not in favor of peace talks.
Calling Mullah Mansoor’s death a major achievement for Afghanistan, Sediqi the Taliban militants have an opportunity to join peace process.
Mullah Mansoor was targeted in a drone strike carried out by the US forces in Balochistan province of Pakistan late on Saturday afternoon.
His death has been confirmed by the Afghan government and security institutions as well as the US President Barack Obama.