September 15 (Hfrance.fr) - Acting Deputy Prime Minister of Afghanistan Abdul Ghani Baradar appeared in a video interview released Wednesday to deny the information that he was allegedly injured in a clash with a rival faction of the Taliban.
"No, that is not true, I'm fine and healthy, "Baradar said in a state television interview that was posted on Twitter by the Taliban political bureau in Doha.
" The media say there are internal conflicts. There 's nothing between us, it ' s not true. "
The short clip showed him sitting on a sofa next to An interviewer with a microphone from RTA State Television, apparently reading a sheet of papere paper.
"There is nothing to worry about, " he said.
Earlier, a Taliban Culture Commission official said on Twitter that the interview would be broadcast on RTA TV to refute the "enemy propaganda ". Taliban officials have repeatedly denied in recent days that Baradar was injured.
The denials follow rumors that Baradar supporters have been injured. 'were clashed with members of the Haqqani. network, a Taliban-affiliated group based near the with Pakistan and accused of some of the worst suicide bombings of the war.
Baradar, l one of the founding members of the Taliban and once considered the likely head of a Taliban government, had not been seen in public for some time. He was not part of the ministerial delegation that metQatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani in Kabul on Sunday.
In the clip, he said he was traveling at the time of the visit and had not been able to return in time.
On Wednesday, Anas Haqqani, younger brother of the Taliban the new minister of the Interior Acting Sirajuddin Haqqani, also released a statement on Twitter denying reports of
Rumors follow speculation on rivalries between military commanders like Haqqani and political bureau leaders in Doha like Baradar, who led diplomatic efforts to reach a deal with the United States. Bureau report Islamabad Editing by Alasdair Pal Editing by Chris Reese and Sonya Hepinstall
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