Kabul - One of the most senior Taliban figures in the group’s Quetta Council has died of cancer, reportedly in a specialised cancer hospital, reported Afghan news agency Khamaa Press on Saturday. The Taliban group confirmed that Abdullah Gul Rayan died of cancer but did not elaborate further regarding his death and the location where he died. The top Taliban leaders are believed to be based in Pakistan as the group’s leadership councils are mainly operating in Quetta and Peshawar cities.