Afghan Taliban dissidents formally name their chief


ISLAMABAD: Afghan Taliban leaders, who have refused to accept Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as the movement’s new chief, have formally announced Mullah Mohammad Rasool as head of their splinter group, its senior leader Abdul Manan Niazi said.

Niazi, who has been appointed as political adviser in the splinter group, ‘High Council of Afghanistan Islamic Emirate’, told The Express Tribune from Afghanistan on Wednesday that the group leaders met in Farah province and elected new leaders.