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No confirmation about reports on Mullah Omar's death

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, May 24 (PTI): Afghanistan today said it has received reports of reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar being killed, but they have not been confirmed.

"As spokesperson of our security office announced, we received that kind of reports but they are not confirmed," Afghanistan's Minister for Information and Culture Sayeed Makhdoom Raheem today said.

The Afghan intelligence agency had yesterday said that Omar disappeared from a suspected hideout in Pakistan and has been out of contact with his commanders for days.

Raheem was talking to media after signing an MoU to strengthen ties in the field of broadcasting with Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni.

"This MoU will see us exchanging personnel...training capcity for sectors and stakeholders of information and broadcasting in both the countries," Soni told reporters.

She said the Minister also suggested that more Afghan students could be accommodated in Indian Institute of Mass Communication.

"We will welcome students from Afghanistan.

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No confirmation about reports on Mullah Omar

NEW DELHI, May 24 (PTI): Afghanistan today said it has received reports of reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar being killed, but they have not been confirmed.

"As spokesperson of our security office announced, we received that kind of reports but they are not confirmed," Afghanistan's Minister for Information and Culture Sayeed Makhdoom Raheem today said.

The Afghan intelligence agency had yesterday said that Omar disappeared from a suspected hideout in Pakistan and has been out of contact with his commanders for days.

Raheem was talking to media after signing an MoU to strengthen ties in the field of broadcasting with Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni.

"This MoU will see us exchanging personnel...training capcity for sectors and stakeholders of information and broadcasting in both the countries," Soni told reporters.

She said the Minister also suggested that more Afghan students could be accommodated in Indian Institute of Mass Communication.

"We will welcome students from Afghanistan.