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Taliban selected new leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada

25 May, 2016
KABUL: A spokesman of the Afghan Taliban on Wednesday confirmed the death of the group's chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike. In a statement sent to media Wednesday, the insurgent group said its new leader is Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, a former head of the Taliban's judiciary and one of two Mansour's deputies. It said he was chosen at a meeting of Taliban leaders.

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