According to previous reports, the freshly appointed head of the Taliban in Afghanistan died because of wounds sustained during a shootout. The members of the terrorist group rejected those allegations.
"I am among my people,” the voice, which various media outlets identified as Mansour, says. That incident never happened, this is enemy propaganda … I haven't seen Kuchlak in years.”
At the end of June, the Taliban officially confirmed the death of Mullah Omar, and in this case Mullah Mansour was pronounced as his deputy. There were also reports that some of commanders declined to acknowledge him as a leader.