Thursday, May 26, 2016
Taliban Spokesperson Denied The Audio about The denial Of Peace Talks
The Afghan Taliban's newly appointed chief Mullah Haibat Ullah Akhundzada, in an audio recording provided by the group days after a US drone attack killed his predecessor Mullah Mansour; vowed there would be no peace talks with the government. It could not be verified that voice recorded was really that of Akhundzada or when it was recorded. The spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said the audio was not issued by him. Later two Taliban commonders provided an audio to the reporters saying it was an official statement. Mujahid said they were investigating who were distributing the recording. Akhundzada was a senior judge during the five year rule of Taliban and had issued many of his harsh verdicts. Belived to be in his fifties, Akhundzada belong to southern province Kandhar like both of his former bosses. He was a close ally of Mansour and was one of his two deputies.