Afghan Taliban deny Mullah Omar is dead

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, May 23, 2011 8:28 EDT
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — An Afghan Taliban spokesman said Monday it was “not possible at all” that their leader Mullah Omar was dead, after an Afghan intelligence source said he had been killed in Pakistan.

“This is pure propaganda. This is not possible at all,” spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location.

The comments came after one Afghan intelligence source said Omar had been killed by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, while another claimed he had been missing for 11 days.

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