U.S. officers in Washington stated on Saturday U.S. missile-firing drones had attacked Mansour and doubtless killed him in a strike in southwest Pakistan, close to the Afghan border, approved by U.S. President Barack Obama.
“Yesterday, the USA performed a precision air strike that focused Taliban chief Mullah Mansour in a distant space of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Mansour posed a unbroken, imminent risk” to U.S. personnel and Afghans, Kerry advised a information convention within the Myanmar capital.
“This motion sends a transparent message to the world that we are going to proceed to face with our Afghan companions as they work to construct a extra steady, united, safe and affluent Afghanistan.”
Kerry stated the leaders of each Pakistan and Afghanistan have been notified of the air strike however he declined to elaborate on the timing of the notifications, which he stated included a phone name from him to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
“Peace is what we wish. Mansour was a risk to that effort and to bringing an finish to the violence and struggling folks of Afghanistan have endured for thus a few years now. He was additionally instantly against the peace negotiation and to the reconciliation course of,” Kerry stated.