Afghanistan: 6 dead in a Taliban attack

Afghanistan: 6 dead in a Taliban attack

Six people were killed Thursday in a Taliban suicide attack on Afghan police south of Kabul, the first major attack of Islamist rebels since the announcement of the death of their leader, Mullah Omar, last week.

The last week announcement of the death of Mullah Omar doubled the rapid election of his successor, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, led to internal strife, a fringe of the Taliban, led by the family of the late leader, refusing categorically to swear allegiance to the new “emir” of this terrorist organization.

AFP