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Slain Taliban chief Mansour issued local resident certificate: Pak FIA

Mullah Mansour was killed in a US drone strike in Kochkey area of Nushki district on May 21 while going to Quetta from Taftan in a car

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Mullah Akhtar Mansour
Mullah Akhtar Mansour (Photo: Wikipedia)

Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has said that Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was killed in a US drone strike last month, had obtained not only a Pakistani national identity card and a passport, but also a local resident certificate in the name of Wali Mohammad.

An officer of the FIA said that they had found a local resident certificate showing Wali Mohammad (Mullah Mansour) a resident of Qila Abdullah district of Balochistan and belonging to Kakar tribe, reports the Dawn.testing.. we are here....

According to the investigation, the certificate was the first Pakistani nationality document issued to the Taliban chief in 1999 and was signed by the then deputy commissioner of Qila Abdullah district, Hafiz Mohammad Tahir.

"We have initiated an investigation into the issuance of the certificate," Dawn quoted the FIA official as saying.

Hafiz Tahir is reportedly already facing an inquiry into attestation of Mullah Mansour's form for the identity card.

Mullah Mansour was killed with driver Mohammad Azam in a US drone strike in Kochkey area of Nushki district on May 21 while going to Quetta from Taftan in a car.

Meanwhile, further investigation is under way.

First Published: Thu, June 02 2016. 11:55 IST
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