ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday confirmed the death of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike in the country while travelling under a false name and with a fake Pakistani identity document. Mansour was targeted by drones operated by US special forces in Balochistan’s Noshki district on May 21 when he headed towards Quetta in a rented car.
“All indicators confirm that the person killed in the drone strike was Mullah Akhter Mansour who was travelling on a fake identity. The DNA test result will be available shortly,” said advisor to Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz at a briefing.
He also said that the drone action was a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty as well as breach of the principles of the UN Charter governing the conduct of the states. “We have conveyed our serious concern to the United States on this issue,” Aziz said.