Mullah Omar’s Son Assassinated: Report

KABUL: The son of late Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has reportedly been killed, sections of the Afghan media reported today.

“Mullah Yaqub, the son of Mullah Omar, was killed a couple of days ago,” the Daily Outlook reported quoting lawmaker Zahir Qadir.

Mullah Yaqub, according to Qadir, had attempted to succeed his father to lead Taliban fighters but was mysteriously assassinated by Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor, who has already been appointed by his supporters to lead the Taliban group.