“BBC” quoted high-ranking officials in the “Taliban” movement that a serious dispute broke out between the two sides leader of the movement on the composition of the new government.
Officials told the BBC that an altercation between the group’s co-founder, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, and a member of the government, took place in the presidential palace in Kabul last weekend.
There have been unconfirmed reports of rifts within the Taliban leadership since Baradar disappeared from public exposure in recent days.
A Taliban source told BBC Pashto that Baradar and Khalil-ur-Rehman Haqqani, the refugee affairs minister and a leading figure in the hardline Haqqani network, exchanged strong words as their followers quarreled nearby.
Sources said the quarrel broke out because Prader, the new deputy prime minister, is not satisfied with the composition of the interim government. The disagreement is said to stem from divisions over who should be credited with the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan.
According to the information, Barader believes that the focus should be on the diplomacy of people like him, while members of the Haqqani group, which is run by a leading figure of the Taliban, and their supporters, say this has been achieved through the fighting.
Baradar was the first Taliban leader to communicate directly with a US president, having a telephone conversation with Donald Trump in 2020. Previously, he signed the Doha agreement on the withdrawal of US forces on behalf of the Taliban.
The powerful Haqqani network is linked to some of the most violent attacks in Afghanistan against the Afghan forces and their Western allies in recent years. The United States classifies the group as a terrorist organization and its leader, Sirajuddin Haqqani, is the new government’s interior minister.
Rumors about the aftermath of the crisis have been circulating since late last week, when Barader, one of the most famous faces of the Taliban, disappeared from sight. Sui social it has been speculated that he may be dead.
Taliban sources told the BBC that Baradar left Kabul and traveled to the city of Kandahar after the dispute.
In an audio recording allegedly of the Labrador released on Monday, the Taliban co-founder claimed to be “via for a business trip. “” Wherever you are in right now, we’re all fine, “he said.
The BBC was not in able to verify the registration, which was published on several sites web Taliban officers.
The Taliban claimed there was no controversy and that Prader was safe, but made mixed statements about what he is currently doing. A spokesperson said Baradar had gone to Kandahar to meet with the supreme leader of the Taliban, but in He later told BBC Pashto that he was “tired and wanted to rest”.
Many Afghans will feel they have good reason to doubt the word of the Taliban. In 2015, the group admitted that it had hidden the death of its founding leader, Mullah Omar, for more than two years, during which time it continued to make statements on his behalf.
Sources said Brader is expected to return to Kabul and may appear in front of the camera to deny any controversy.
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