Taliban reveals burial site of late co-founder Mullah Omar in S. Afghanistan

2022-11-07 16:33:58Xinhua Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

The burial site of Taliban co-founder Mullah Mohammad Omar Mujahid has been disclosed in Afghansitan's southern Zabul province, chief spokesman of Afghanistan's Taliban-run caretaker government Zabihullah Mujahid has said.

"The tomb of late Amirul Mominen (Supreme leader) Mullah Mohammad Omar Mujahid was revealed to public at a ceremony attended by ranking officials in Omarzo area of Suri district, Zabul province, on Sunday," Mujahid tweeted.

Acting Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund and other cabinet members attended the ceremony, according to Mujahid.

After his hierarchy was dethroned from power following the U.S.-led military invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, Omar went underground and according to media reports died of illness in 2013 in Pakistan.

However, his supporters have denied the report, claiming Omar passed away nine years ago inside Afghanistan and was buried secretly to avoid the possible revenge of enemies.

The Taliban took over power of the war-torn country after a hasty U.S. military pullout from Afghansitan in late August last year.


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