Mullah Mansour's body handed over to heirs in Afghanistan: Nisar

Source: Published in Current Affairs on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the body of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was killed in a US drone strike in Balochistan earlier this month, had been handed over to his heirs in Afghanistan after completion of DNA tests.

In a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon, Nisar said the body of Mansour was "handed over to heirs in Afghanistan after fulfilling all legal requirements".

Earlier on Sunday, a spokesman of the Ministry of Interior had said that it had been confirmed through DNA test that the second person killed in the US drone attack in Balochistan was former chief of Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mansour.

“It is confirmed that Mullah Mansour was killed in the US drone strike in Noshki area of Balochistan,” interior ministry’s spokesperson had said.

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