Taliban deny deputy leader Mullah Abdul Baradar is dead, produce audio recording as 'proof after gunfight in presidential palace'

Taliban deny deputy leader Mullah Abdul Baradar is dead, produce audio recording as 'proof after gunfight in presidential palace'


The Taliban has been forced to deny reports that deputy leader Mullah Baradar is dead after rumours emerged that he was killed during a gunfight with his political rivals in presidential palace.


The Taliban insisted today that Baradar is in Kandahar province meeting with the group's supreme leader Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada to discuss Afghanistan's future.


But several reports on social media are reporting that he was actually killed in a gun battle in Kabul's presidential palace on Friday that broke out during a meeting with the powerful and ruthless Haqqani family.


The Taliban has so-far produced a handwritten note and an audio recording as evidence that Baradar is alive, increasing speculation further as video of him speaking wasn't released.







Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem released the audio recording on Monday September 13.


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