Taliban say Mullah Omar death report false, phone hacked

By REUTERS
July 20, 2011 06:34

 
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KABUL - Two Taliban spokesmen said their mobile phones had been hacked and false text messages sent out on Wednesday reporting the death of the movement's supreme leader Mullah Omar, who is still alive.

"This is the work of American intelligence, and we will take revenge on the telephone network providers," said spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, when contacted by Reuters to confirm the veracity of one text message.

The messages came from phone numbers used in the past by both Mujahid and a second spokesman Mohammad Qari Yousuf and said "spiritual Leader Mullah Mohammad Omar Mujahid has died" and "May Allah bless his soul".

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