After days of radio silence: Taliban leader reappears

For days, Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar disappeared from the scene. After his appointment as the new deputy head of government, nothing was heard from the co-founder of the Taliban, who Western observers consider to be more moderate.

That caused wild rumors. Baradar was killed by Taliban hardliners after a power struggle inside the palace. A bitter power struggle is raging between the Taliban, and there should have been tangible clashes among the leaders, reports the BBC.