The purported site of the drone strike in the Ahmad Wal area of Balochistan in Pakistan
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Is Taliban looking for new leader?

Reports from western Pakistan suggest that senior members of the Afghan Taliban have started to discuss who will be their next leader.

The meeting in Quetta would be the first indirect acknowledgement by the Taliban of the death of its former leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, in a US drone strike inside Pakistan.

Leading Pakistani journalist Rahimullah Yusufzai, best known for his interview with former Taliban leader Mullah Omar, told the BBC's Matthew Amroliwala about the significance of the killing.

  • 23 May 2016
  • From the section Asia
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