Taliban co-founder and now Afghanistan’s deputy prime minister, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, has apparently appeared in an interview with Afghan state television, amid mounting suspicions about his whereabouts.
In a tweet, Taliban leader Ahmadullah Muttaqi said that the latest interview with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will be published today, adding that “all the propaganda of the enemy will be officially thwarted”.
The brief clip showed him seated on a sofa next to an interviewer with an RTA state television microphone, apparently reading from a sheet of paper.
Meanwhile, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, found a place in Time Magazine’s global list of ‘100 Most Influential People of 2021’.
The head of the Taliban’s political office in Doha, Mullah Baradar, was credited with negotiating the Doha peace deal between the Taliban and the US.
Earlier this week, Baradar released an audio statement saying he was alive and well after news of his supposed demise went viral on social media.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was last week named as the number two to Mullah Mohammed Hassan Akhund.
He blamed “fake propaganda” for the death rumours in an audio message posted by the Taliban.
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