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Afghan Taliban say leader Mullah Omar “safe and sound”

KABUL, May 23 (Reuters) – The Afghan Taliban rejected as
“propaganda” on Monday unsourced media reports that their
reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, had been killed in
Pakistan, saying he was alive and in Afghanistan and vowing to
continue their insurgency.

Security officials in Pakistan and diplomats, U.S. military
commanders and government officials in Afghanistan all cast
doubt on reports that Omar, one of the most-wanted men in the
world, had been killed while travelling between Quetta and North
Waziristan in Pakistan.

May 23, 2011
May 23, 2011

Afghan Taliban reject reports leader Mullah Omar killed

KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban in Afghanistan rejected on Monday as “propaganda” unsourced media reports that its reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, had been killed in Pakistan, saying he is alive and in Afghanistan.

Security officials in Pakistan and diplomats, U.S. military commanders and government officials in Afghanistan all cast doubt on reports that Omar, one of the most-wanted men in the world, had been killed while traveling between Quetta and North Waziristan in Pakistan.

May 16, 2011
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      "Paul Tait is Afghanistan Bureau Chief for Thomson Reuters, based in Kabul. Most recently Paul was a Specialist Sub-Editor, World Desk, Asia based in Singapore. Formerly based in Sydney, he was a senior correspondent in Iraq for a year before joining the Asia desk in mid-2008. Paul has also worked across Southeast Asia and the Pacific. He worked in Hong Kong for 6 years before joining Reuters and began his career as a sports reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald."
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      1996
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