Pakistan to perform DNA test to confirm Mullah Mansour’s death

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Published on: 24 May 2016 6:20 PM GMT
Pakistan to perform DNA test to confirm Mullah Mansour’s death
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Islamabad: Interior Minister of Pakistan Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday refused to confirm Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour’s death in an attack by the United States (US) without a DNA test.

“A Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) test will be performed to establish the identity of the man who was killed in US drone strike last week,” said Khan and added, “he was an Afghan national and the Pakistani government had no means to identify the citizens of Afghanistan.”

Khan also said that the law enforcement and intelligence agencies were still investigating the incident and that they were yet unable to ascertain the deceased’s identity.

Also Read: US President confirms death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour

Highlights:

  • According to Khan, an individual approached the Pakistani government to claim the body of the second person killed in the attack, saying he was a relative of Mullah Mansour.
  • Khan said it could only be confirmed by the DNA reports that Mansour was killed in the attack .

Also Read: Afghan Taliban leader Mansour possibly killed in US air strike

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