I find it very curious that whenever there are attempts to negotiate with Taliban, their leaders die. In case of Pakistan govt. and TTP peace talks, Hakeem Ullah Masood (then TTP chief) was killed by a drone attack. Now when negotiations started with Afghan Taliban, we find out that their chief, Mullah Omar, supposedly died two years ago. This does not add up because of two aspects. One how are peace talks and the death of the Taliban groups’ heads related, is it mere coincidence or something else? Second, AT recently announced their new leader, which gives rise to the question, were they without their chief for two or three years? If so, with whom were the first round of recent peace talks held if the Taliban head was dead.