The folks at Reuters are really going to miss this guy’s late night phone calls, but both Pakistan and Afghanistan are much better off without the miscreant. Voice of America reports that Mullah Dadullah is now dead, more here:
NATO officials confirmed Mullah Dadullah’s death Sunday.
In a brief written statement NATO says the Taleban commander was killed in a U.S.-led coalition operation and called his death “a serious blow” to the insurgency.
Saeed Ansari, spokesman for the Afghan intelligence agency, says Mullah Dadullah was killed Saturday night in Helmand province.
Ansari says Dadullah was killed during a military operation, and his body has been moved to neighboring Kandahar province.
Kandahar Governor Asadullah Khalid reportedly showed Dadullah’s remains to several local journalists.
More at the Fourth Rail, Bill has pics of the corpse, andÂ aÂ history of Daddullah.
More at Captain’s Quarters
Previous postsÂ with mentions ofÂ Mullah Dadullah here.
Hat tip to Ornery Elephant