Mullah Omar's son Mullah Yaqub killed in Pakistan: Report

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Islamabad, Aug 4: The son of dead Taliban chief Mullah Omar's son Mullah Yaqub has reportedly been killed in an attack in Pakistan.

The claim was made by a senior Afghan official that Mullah Omar's son was killed in an attack in Pakistan, The Express Tribune reported.

Mullah Omar's son killed in Pak

However, the claim of his death has been rejected by the Afghan Taliban on Monday claims.

Earlier, Afghanistan's first deputy speaker of the national assembly Zahir Qadir claimed Mullah Omar's son, Mullah Yaqub, was killed in Quetta last week.

"There is no truth in the claim. Yaqoob is alive and I am in contact with him," said a Taliban official.

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Another Taliban official, Aminul Haq, said he contacted Yaqoob two days ago and Afghan officials were issuing baseless statements to create a misunderstanding within the group.

According to reports, Mullah Yaqub, who had hoped to succeed his father as leader of the Afghan Taliban, was killed by supporters of the new Taliban chief Akhtar Mansoor four days ago while he was attending a meeting.

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