Taliban and Pakistan reject speculation Mullah Omar is dead
Mullah Omar, the top leader of the Afghan Taliban, is shown in this undated photo sometime before October 2001.
May 23rd, 2011
11:36 AM ET

Taliban and Pakistan reject speculation Mullah Omar is dead

The Afghan Taliban forcefully denied reports Monday that their leader is dead, dismissing them as "claims and rumors" from the "Kabul stooge regime's intelligence directorate."

Mullah Mohammed Omar "is alive and well and is leading the Mujahideen in all aspects while living safely with reliance on Allah," spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said.

His statement came after suggestions that Omar might have been killed recently.

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