Circumstances of Mullah Omar's death uncertain: White House

  • Reuters, Washington
  • Updated: Aug 01, 2015 09:47 IST
Supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban Mullah Omar. (File photo)

Though the US intelligence community has confirmed the death of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar, but the circumstances of his death remain uncertain, said the White House on Friday.

In a statement, the White House said that his death "represents a chance for yet more progress on the path to a stable, secure Afghanistan."

Afghanistan said on Wednesday that Omar, the elusive leader of the Taliban movement fighting to topple the government, died more than two years ago. He had not been seen in public since fleeing when the Taliban were ousted from power in 2001 after s US-led invasion.

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