September 23, 2021

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The founder of the Taliban denies his death

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar described the baseless reports of his death as “false propaganda”.

The co-founder of the Afghan Taliban, Abdul Ghani Baradar, denied reports of his death spread on social media in recent days.

According to AFP, Mullah Baradar described baseless reports of his death as “false propaganda” in an audio clip released by the Taliban on Monday.

“We are all okay”

The unverified message spread across social media networks on the Internet, especially in India. According to her, Baradar was mortally wounded during the recent exchange of fire in the Presidential Palace in Kabul between the rival Taliban factions.

“There have been reports of my death in the media… I have been on business trips for the past few nights. Wherever you are at the moment, brothers and friends, we are all fine,” said Mullah Baradar, who is the deputy prime minister in the new Taliban interim government. “.

“The media always spread false propaganda. Therefore, they boldly reject all these lies and I assure you 100 percent that everything is fine,” Bardar concluded.

Considered dead for years

According to Agence France-Presse, it was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of this audio recording, but it was published by the official website of Taliban representatives, including the spokesman for the Political Bureau of the new Afghan government.

Taliban leader Mullah Hajibullah Akunzadeh was considered dead for several years, until a Taliban spokesman said he was “in Kandahar” two weeks after the movement took control of Afghanistan in mid-August, according to AFP.

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