Mullah Mansour's body handed over to relatives in Afghanistan: Pakistan official

Islamabad: The body of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan this month, had been handed over to his relatives in Afghanistan after fulfilling all legal requirements.

In a statement, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the body of Mansour was "handed over to heirs in Afghanistan after fulfilling all legal requirements".

File photo of Taliban militant Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour. Reuters

File photo of Taliban militant Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour. Reuters

Mansour was killed in a US drone attack on 21 May in troubled Balochistan province.

Earlier, Pakistan had said DNA test will be performed to establish the identity of the man killed in the drone attack.

On Sunday, an interior ministry spokesman had said that it had been confirmed through DNA test that the second person killed in the drone attack in Balochistan was former chief of Afghan Taliban Mullah Mansour.

He said the confirmation was made after conducting a DNA test of Mansour's body and matching it with the DNA of a close relative of the Taliban chief — who had come to claim the body.

"DNA of Mansour matched with one of his relative who came to receive his body from Afghanistan," he had said.


Published Date: May 31, 2016 07:49 pm | Updated Date: May 31, 2016 07:49 pm


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