Mullah Dadullah's replacement named

Mansour, Dadullah's brother, is announced as new commander by Afghan group.

    Mullah Dadullah, the Taliban's best-known field commander, was killed on Sunday

    Aide arrested
     
    Atal also said that the Taliban had arrested a close aide to Dadullah for treachery that had led to his killing.
     
    He said: "We have captured the spy who helped US forces kill Mullah Dadullah. Each time there was a [coalition] strike, the man would disappear and then reappear after the bombing was over."
     
    The Taliban have previously executed members accused of spying. Atal said the man had confessed to being a spy for the US.
     
    Taliban claim
     
    In a separate development, the Taliban have claimed responsibility for an assassination attempt against Assaullah Khalid, the governor of Kandahar province.
     
    Security sources in the city said that a suicide bomber drove a car laden with explosives into a column of cars that usually accompany Khalid.
     
    The governor has said that his car was not within the column at the moment of the attack.
     
    The minister of culture and information, who was inside one of the cars, was slightly injured in the attack.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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