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Taliban leader in Afghanistan, will soon appear publicly — spokesman

In this undated and unknown location photo, the new leader of Taliban fighters, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada poses for a portrait. (Afghan Islamic Press via AP)
In this undated and unknown location photo, the new leader of Taliban fighters, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada poses for a portrait. (Afghan Islamic Press via AP)

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban’s supreme leader, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada — who has never made a public appearance — is in Afghanistan, deputy spokesman Bilal Karimi says today.

“I can confirm that he is in Kandahar. He will soon appear in public,” Karimi tells AFP.

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