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US drone strike: Will it enable or impede Afghan diplomacy?

Afghan Taliban leader Mansour, target of a US drone strike, was seen as an opponent of the peace process with Kabul. But killing him could backfire, analysts say.

Even before the Afghan Taliban leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, was killed Saturday in a US drone strike in Pakistan, the ultra-conservative Islamist insurgents and Afghanistan were embroiled in a bitter new round of violence that punctuated their failure to rekindle a peace process.

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