The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan has said the death of its leader will not have any affect on the group’s insurgency. The group issued a statement following the confirmation of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor’s death in a US airstrike in Pakistan.
The statement said the campaign by the Taliban militants is not for a single person which would end or become weak by his death, Afghan's News Agency (Khaama) reported. The statement further added that the group’s insurgency is aimed at implementing Sharia in the country and there will be no affect in their fight even if Mullah Mansoor has been killed.
Admitting that the death of its leaders is a major harm to the group, the statement said their death will spark more revolution. The death of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was officially confirmed by the US President Barack Obama, Afghan government, and Afghan security institutions.
Obama said the death of Mansoor was an "important milestone" in efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan. "We have removed the leader of an organization that has continued to plot against and unleash attacks on American and Coalition forces, to wage war against the Afghan people, and align itself with extremist groups like al Qa’ida," he added.
The Afghan government said Mullah Mansoor sought refuge in the stranger’s soil and was repeatedly committing deception, concealing facts, killing innocent people and terrorizing people as well as smuggling drugs and preventing Afghanistan to gain development by emphasizing on continued war in the country.
It also added that the supporters of Mullah Mansoor were sparing no efforts in committing atrocities against the people of Afghanistan.