Pakistan: Victim of US drone strike targeting Taliban leader had been in Iran

May 22, 2016 19:35

ISLAMABAD - A passport found at the site of a U.S. drone attack targeting Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour bears the name of a Pakistani man named Wali Muhammad, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

The purported passport holder was believed to have returned to Pakistan from Iran on May 21, the day of the drone strike targeting Mansour. One of the charred bodies has been identified as a local taxi driver but the badly burnt second body has not.

Photos of Muhammad's passport seen by Reuters show a passing resemblance to some of the old photos available of Mansour, though the ministry did not directly comment on the possibility that Mansour had been traveling under another name.

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