Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been killed in a US drone attack.
It is reported that Mansour was travelling in a car when his vehicle was blown up in the town of Ahmad Wal in Balochistan in south- west Pakistan.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry, in Myanmar, confirmed the strike:“This action sends a clear message to the world that we will continue to stand with our Afghan partners as they look to build a more stable, united, secure and prosperous Afghanistan. The United States has long maintained that an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned reconciliation process is the shortest way to achieve peace and peace is what we want. Mansour was a threat to that effort and to bringing an end to the violence.”