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Afghan Taliban publish Mullah Akhtar Mansour's biography

world Updated: Aug 31, 2015 12:43 IST
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Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, Taliban's new leader is seen in this undated handout photograph. (Reuters Photo via Taliban handout)

The Afghan Taliban have published a biography of their new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour as hundreds of insurgents meet to resolve a dispute over his appointment following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.

The detailed biography, emailed on Monday to journalists in five languages, offers the story of Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who now leads the Taliban in its fight against the Afghan government.

Mansour was named as the Taliban's leader last month after the Afghan government revealed that Mullah Omar died in 2013. But family of Mullah Omar objected, saying the vote to elect Mansour was not representative of the group, sparking an internal power struggle.

Hundreds of Taliban fighters, including battlefield commanders, are meeting in the Pakistani city of Quetta in an effort to resolve the leadership dispute.