Relative of Slain Taliban Leader Wants to Claim Body

May 24, 2016 9:45 PM

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Pakistan’s interior minister said Tuesday that a blood relative of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor had come forward to claim the charred body of the man who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told a news conference in Islamabad that although the United States and Afghanistan had claimed that Mansoor was killed in a drone strike on Pakistani territory, it was not possible for Pakistan to confirm the news without scientific verification, like a DNA test.

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