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GOT HIM: Taliban leader WIPED OUT by furious firepower of multiple drones

THE leader of the Afghan Taliban has been killed after multiple US drones rained hellfire upon him in a co-ordinated strike.


Mullah Akhtar Mansour, thought to be in his 40s, was struck down on the border while crossing from Afghanistan to Pakistan yesterday morning.

Barack Obama authorised the co-ordinated strike, which could pave the way for peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

Multiple US drones targeted Mansour and his henchmen as they rode a vehicle in a remote area just over the border into Pakistan.

The brutal strike took place at about 10am GMT on Saturday – but has only just been confirmed.

The Pentagon said Mansour – who was based in southern Afghanistan – was actively involved in planning attacks on US, Afghan and allied forces.

A State Department official said: “The opportunity to conduct this operation to eliminate the threat that Mansour posed was a distinctive one – and we acted on it.”

The shadowy figure served as the governor of


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