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"I am shocked over this reprehensible and horrific act," Netanyahu said in a statement. The Palestine Liberation Organisation holds the Israeli government "fully responsible" for the deathd, an official said.
The Taliban named Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader Friday, a historic power transition that raises hopes the relative moderate's leadership will pave the way for an end to Afghanistan's bloody war. The Taliban also announced his deputies -- Sirajuddin Haqqani, who leads the Taliban-allied Haqqani network and has a $10 million US bounty on his head, and Haibatullah Akhundzada, former head of the Taliban courts. The appointment of Mansour, seen as a pragmatist and a proponent of peace talks, comes a day after the Taliban confirmed the death of their near-mythical leader Mullah Omar, who led the fractious group for some 20 years.