Afghan Taliban Leader Mullah Mansoor Akhtar Likely Killed by U.S. Drone Strike

akhtar-muhammad-mansornews45sf5fs5445fsTaliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was likely killed on Saturday when he was targeted by a U.S. airstrike on the Pakistan side of the Afghan-Pakistan border.

Senior defense officials told several news outlets that Mansour was likely killed by the airstrike that was carried out early Saturday morning by multiple drones. Mansour was the target of the attack and another male traveling with him in a vehicle was also likely killed.

Officials urged caution, noting that early claims of deaths of militants have been wrong in the past. Still, getting physical confirmation of the death could take days because the area where the airstrike took place is so remote