The Taliban leader Mullah Omar said the killing of the group's top field commander won't create problems, a spokesman said Monday.
Qari Yousef Ahmadi, who claims to speak for the Taliban, told The Associated Press that Omar and other top Taliban leaders offered condolences to Mullah Dadullah's family over the killing by the U.S.-led coalition — the first Taliban confirmation of Dadullah's killing.
Ahmadi read a statement attributed to Omar saying that Dadullah's death won't create problems for the Taliban's jihad and that Taliban will continue attacks against occupying countries.
Dadullah died of gunshot wounds after a U.S.-led operation over the weekend in the southern province of Helmand.
Ahmadi said Omar and his council of top Taliban leaders decided against naming an immediate replacement for Dadullah.
"Mullah Dadullah was the commander of all the fighting groups. Now all of the mujahedeen will carry on his same type of jihad. They will carry out attacks just as Mullah Dadullah did in his life," Ahmadi quoted Omar as saying.
Ahmadi spoke by telephone from an undisclosed location.
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