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Afghanistan said on Wednesday that Mullah Omar, the reclusive leader of the Afghan Taliban movement, died more than two years ago. "The government ... based on credible information, confirms that Mullah Mohammad Omar, leader of the Taliban died in April 2013 in Pakistan," the presidential palace said in a statement.
By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new leader of the Transportation Security Administration said on Wednesday his top priority would be to close security gaps at airport checkpoints where an internal report showed 96 percent of undercover tests failed. Peter Neffenger, the agency's new administrator, told a congressional panel that front-line TSA employees would be trained by September to avoid the pitfalls that led to those failures. "My highest priority is to ensure solutions to the recent covert testing failures," Neffenger said.