BEIJING (Sputnik) — Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour has died from injures, an Afghan vice-president spokesman said.
"Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour died of injuries," Sultan Faizy posted to his Twitter page.
Earlier this week, media reports suggested that Mansour had been seriously injured in a gunfight during a meeting with Taliban's senior commanders in Pakistan.
The Taliban is a violent religious extremist group founded in the 1990s seeking to impose sharia law in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The group is notorious for many deadly terrorist attacks against authorities and civilians.