"The reshuffle of senior Taliban leadership will not improve the prospects for peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government," the report stated.
Over the weekend, a US drone strike in Pakistan’s Balochistan province near the Afghan border killed Taliban’s leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour.
On Wednesday, Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgency confirmed Mansour's death through its spokesman and named Akhundzada as the group's new leader.
"The announcement of hardline cleric Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada as the Taliban’s new leader will not reunite the movement, nor will it stem defections to the Islamic State," the report added.
On Wednesday, the US Defense Department told Sputnik that the appointment of Akhundzada as new leader of the Taliban will not interfere with US efforts to achieve reconciliation between the group and the government of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan is experiencing significant political, social and security-related instability, as radical extremist organizations, including the Taliban, continue to stage attacks against civilian and state targets.