Pakistan

NAYPYIDAW (Staff Report) – US Secretary of the State John Kerry has said that governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan were notified of drone attack on Afghan Taliban leader, Mullah Akhter Mansour.

Addressing a news conference in Myanmar, he said that he had spoken to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif before drone planes had targeted the Taliban chief. The attack on Akhter Mansour is a clear message to the world that US will continue its efforts for peace in the region, he added.

He went on to say that Mullah Akhter Mansour posed a ‘continuing imminent threat to US personnel’ and Afghans living in the war-torn country.

Kerry, however, declined to give details on the timing of attack that killed Mullah Akhter Mansour.

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Meanwhile, the Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakariya has said that they were reviewing media reports about killing of Mullah Akhter Mansour.

The Foreign Office became aware of the development through news in media, he added.