Days after the U.S. took out the Taliban's leader in Afghanistan, there's a new man in charge of the terror group.

FOX's Jessica Golloher reports from the Mideast bureau:

The Taliban has elected a new leader after confirming the death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour. In a statement, the Islamic insurgents say Mansour's former deputy Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada has been named as the new head.

Akhundzada is a scholar known for his extremist views and not likely to be in favor of a peace deal with Afghanistan. The news comes as Pakistan is criticizing Washington for killing Mansour in a drone strike in Pakistan over the weekend.

A Pakistan army official adding the U.S. went against Islamabad's sovereignty and that Mansour was not against a peace deal with Afghanistan. The U.S. is defending the hit.

In the Mid-East bureau, Jessica Golloher, FOX News.