The reclusive leader died two to three years ago, Afghan government and intelligence sources said. No further details were released.
Meantime, Pakistani authorities confirmed that Mullah Mohammad Omar has passed away two years ago but no further details were given regarding circumstances surrounding his death.
This comes as a splinter group of the Taliban – Afghanistan Islamic Movement Fidai Mahaz earlier said Mullah Omar was killed by Taliban leaders Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansoor and Gull Agha.
The group’s spokesman Qari Hamza said Mullah Omar was killed two years ago in the same month of July.
Hamza claimed that the group has evidences to prove their claims that Mullah Omar was killed by Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansoor and Gull Agha.
This comes as the Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) – said in November last year that Mullah Omar has possibly passed away amid reports that the group has divided into three different parts.