Taliban leader Mullah Baradar appears in an interview says 'I'm Alive & well'
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar issued an audio statement on Monday. Through this, he termed the news of his own death on social media as false.
New Delhi: A video has been released of Afghanistan's deputy prime minister and Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, in which he is seen denying reports of himself being injured. In the video he is saying that no, it is not true, I am fine and perfectly fine. Baradar also denied that there was internal strife within the government. Baradar said that everything is going well in the government. In the video of RTA state television, he is seen sitting on a couch next to the interviewer with a sheet of paper in his hand which he was replying to.
Rumors of Mullah Baradar's death:
Let us inform that earlier Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar issued an audio statement on Monday. Through this, he termed the news of his own death on social media as false. He said that he is alive and perfectly fine. Abdul Ghani Baradar, who holds the rank of number two in Afghanistan's new Taliban government, in an audio posted by the Taliban, termed the death rumors as fake propaganda.
Talking to the media, a senior Taliban official has said that the mutual rift in the Taliban interim government is at its peak. He said that there was also a heated argument between the group of Taliban co-founder Mullah Ghani Baradar and a cabinet member in Rashtrapati Bhavan. Mulla Baradar is also not visible in public. There is speculation that disagreements over leadership are intensifying in the Taliban.
Speaking to BBC Pashto, a senior Taliban source said that there has been an altercation between Baradar and Khalil ur-Rehman. After this the supporters of both the leaders clashed with each other.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is one of the four men who formed the Taliban. He was a close aide of Mullah Omar, the founder of the Taliban. He was the Defense Minister of the country at the time of the US attack in 2001. In 2010, Baradar was arrested in an operation by the US and Pakistan.
At that time, the Afghan government had demanded the release of Baradar for peace talks. He was released in September 2013. When the Taliban opened its political office in Doha, Qatar in 2018, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was a prominent figure among the people who visited the US for peace talks. It has always supported dialogue with the US.
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