Mullah Omar

UPDATE: Mullah Omar, the Afghan Taliban leader, died two years ago in Pakistan, Afghanistan's intelligence agency said on Wednesday. 

Mullah Omar reportedly died in a Karachi hospital in April 2013, according to the National Directorate of Security. 

"We confirm officially that he is dead," Abdul Hassib Seddiqi, the spokesman for Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security, told The Associated Press.


Reports have emerged once again that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar, who has not been seen in public for a long time, is dead. 

According to some reports, Mullah Mohammed Omar died two years ago from Tuberculosis in Pakistan. 

Afghanistan's government officials reportedly announced his death, stating that he had died two years ago, according to BBC

Afghanistan's Khaama Press has reported that Pakistani authorities confirmed that Mullah Mohammed Omar has been dead since two years. 

"Mullah Omar died two years and four months ago owing to Tuberculosis. He has been buried on Afghan side of the border," an Afghan Taliban member told Pakistan's Express Tribune.

The former head of Afghanistan's intelligence agency National Directorate of Security seems to have tweeted that the agency 'knew years ago' that Mullah Omar was dead. 

These reports come days after it was reported that the reclusive Mullah Omar may have been killed by his own comrades two years ago. 

Afghanistan Islamic Movement Fidai Mahaz, a splinter group of the Taliban, reportedly said earlier this month that Omar was killed in 2013 by Taliban leaders Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansoor and Gull Agha.

However, Mullah Omar was recently in the news following an 'Eid message' by him, in which he reportedly supported the talks between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban. However, it is not clear if the message, that was posted online, was indeed from the Taliban chief. 

There have been several reports in the past, claiming Mullah Omar's death, which the Afghan Taliban have gone on to refute. 

The news of Mullah Omar's death gathered steam on Wednesday after some Afghan journalists claimed that officials had announced his death.