23 May '11, 12pm

Is Mullah Omar dead or is this disinformation?

Is Mullah Omar dead or is this disinformation?

KABUL - Afghanistan's intelligence services said on Monday that Taliban leader Mullah Omar had "disappeared from his hideout" in Pakistan, but could not confirm that he had been killed despite an earlier claim. Omar, the one-eyed, reclusive leader of militant Islamists with a US$10 million bounty on his head is known for his strict adherence to Sharia law and hard line on women's rights. He is said to have vanished up to five days ago. "We can confirm that he has disappeared from his hideout in Quetta, (the capital of the southwestern Pakistani province) Baluchistan," said Mashal, spokesman for the National Directorate of Security (NDS). "He has disappeared from his location during the last four to five days," he added, speaking in English. "So far we cannot confirm the killing of Mullah Omar officially." Mashal's comments came hours after one Afghan intelligence source ca...

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