Taliban on Friday finally confirmed the death of it’s chief Habitullah Akhundzada after months of suspense. The group he led had been saying that he died in a suicide attack in Pakistan last year.
Reportedly Senior Taliban member Amir al-Mu’minin Sheikh Hibatullah Akhundzada was ‘martyred’ in a suicide attack orchestrated by Pakistani forces last year.
Earlier it was reported that he was either in Pakistan custody or he was killed by Pakistan.
Taliban’s supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada have really never made public appearance much. The photographs of him being circulating over internet are also appearing to be years old.
Even his inability to make public experience has sparked many conspiracy theories including in Taliban circles.
Akhundzada was serving as the leader since May 2016, after the death of his Predecessor, Mullah Akhtar Mansour was murdered in a drone attack.
According to McKay, he had the final say to all political, military and religious matters and was said to have the power to make out break already severely divided and bloodstained nation.
Akhundzada, who was a deputy to Mansour, was seen by numerous individuals as a natural option for a development that, notwithstanding combat zone gains, had been in confusion at the hour of his progression. He was near Mullah Omar, forming strict pronouncements to legitimize the conflict, and like him was a local of Afghanistan’s Kandahar area, which was the focal point of the Taliban’s 1996-2001 regime.
As top of the Taliban courts, Akhundzada was ruthless in his professions and was prominently radical in his perspectives on women, as per Rahmatullah Nabil, a former head of Afghanistan’s secret service attributed Akhundzada as a “small-minded man with a weak personality” who has never traveled abroad and so lacks “any familiarity with the bigger issues.”