Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar releases audio tape to reject death rumour, confirms he is 'alive'
In the audio, Barabar is heard saying that he is "alive and well" and dismissing the reports of any death or injury as "fake propaganda", reports Hindustan Times.
Over the last two days, social media was in a frenzy over reports claiming that Barabar, named as the deputy to Mullah Mohammed Hassan Akhund, was mortally wounded in a shootout between rival Taliban factions at the presidential palace, the Indian newspaper reported.
"Over the past few nights, I have been away on trips. Wherever I am at the moment, we are all fine, all my brothers and friends," he was heard saying in the audio.
"Media always publishes fake propaganda. Therefore, bravely reject all those lies, and I 100 per cent confirm to you there is no issue and we have no problem," Barabar also said.