Taliban Leader Mullah Mohmmad Omar has been found and killed in Pakistan, a source in the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) told TOLOnews on the condition of anonymity.
Mullah Omar was shot dead as he was being moved from Quetta to North Waziristan by former ISI chief Gen. Hamid Gul, the source said.
According to the source, Mullah Omar has been killed two days ago.
Foreign sources have not yet confirmed the death.
But NDS spokesman Lutfullah Mashal told TOLOnews he confirms that Mullah Omar was moved from Quetta to Waziristan two days ago, but cannot yet confirm the death.
"We confirm that Gen. Hamid Gul moved him from Quetta to North Waziristan two days ago, but we cannot confirm his death right now," said Mr Mashal.
Meanwhile, Gen. Hamid Gul, speaking to TOLOnews, denied having had any contact with Mullah Omar, and described the news as laughable.
"I'm alive, I'm here in Pindi. It's diabolical nonsense. I don't know why they are spreading such rumours. I would simply laugh over it," he said.
Mr Hamid Gul dismisses claims of Omar's presence in Pakistan and believes that the Taliban leader is in Afghanistan.
"According to American reports 75% of Afghanistan is in control of Taliban," he said. "They have their own parallel administrative system, they have parallel judicial system. Why should Mullah Omar be hiding in Pakistan? I just don't understand it," he further said.
He believes it it all because America "has to move out of Afghanistan or at least draw down" and Obama wants to declare that it's the end of war and tell his people that Osama and Omar are out of the way.
Pakistan's Deputy Foreign Minister, who was visiting Afghanistan at a time the news about the death of Mullah Omar burst out through Afghan media, said I am not in a condition to confirm reports claiming the death of the Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar in Pakistan.
An unnamed senior Pakistani security official has said on Monday he could not confirm that Mullah Omar had been killed.
"I am making queries, I can't confirm it," Dawn website quotes the official as saying.
A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, has said that the Taliban leader was "sound and safe" and in Afghanistan.
Radio Azadi in Kabul also aired the news quoting anonymous Afghan officials, but there has been no official confirmation.