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Taliban's new leader could prove divisive

The Afghan Taliban have appointed a successor to Mullah Omar, whose death the militant group has now acknowledged. The new leader is Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was the second-in-command and once served as a minister in the Taliban government. Experts have said that the choice of Mansour as leader could be a divisive one. Peace talks due to take place in Pakistan with the Afghan government have now been postponed.

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