Taliban Government Unveils Grave Of Mullah Omar In Southern Zabul Province

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November 7, 2022

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The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA, i.e., the Afghan Taliban) recently unveiled for the first time the grave of Mullah Mohammad Omar Mujahid, founding father of the Afghan Taliban, in the Omarzai area of Seuri district, Zabul province Afghanistan.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid wrote on Twitter on November 6, 2022, that a ceremony had been held at the tomb of Mullah Omar and attended by IEA's de facto Prime Minister Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund and members of his cabinet.

The Taliban spokesman tweeted two pictures of Mullah Omar's grave encased in a green iron enclosure while the Taliban prime minister and other leaders offer prayers at the grave.[1]

The Pashto channel of the state-run Radio-Television Afghanistan (RTA) tweeted a 58-second video of Mullah Omar's grave with a song playing in the background.[2]

On 30 July, 2015, the Taliban confirmed the death of Mullah Omar due to illness and replaced him with Akhtar Mohammad Mansour. Though the Taliban did not disclose the place and date of the death of mullah, the then Afghan government had claimed that the Taliban founding father had died of natural causes in 2013 in Karachi, Pakistan.

 

[1] Twitter, November 6, 2022.

[2] Twitter, November 6, 2022.


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