Mullah Yaqoob, the son of Taliban group founder and ex-supreme leader, Mullah Mohammaer Omar, regarding the deadly attack January in Kabul city, reveals deep rift among the Taliban group leadership.

The authenticity of the letter cannot be independently verified but it carries an official tamp of the Taliban group with the official designation of Mullah Yaqoob as the deputy Taliban chief for the military affairs.

The letter states that the attack near Jamhoriat hospital with an ambulance has not only resulted in massive civilian casualties but resulted into depiction of a negative image of Taliban on domestic and international level besides resulting into reduced support to the movement.

Mullah Yaqoob states in his letter that the current Taliban supreme leader Sheikh Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada and the military commission did not consult with him prior to conducting the attack.

According to Mullah Yaqoob, the attack was carried out based on the instructions of Haqqani network leader, insisting that he has always rejected such attacks that results into growing hatred among the people regarding the Taliban group.

He suggested that the Taliban leader Mullah Akhundzada should refrain from such attacks in the future results more into the defamation of the Taliban as compared to the benefits the group gains from such attacks.

The Taliban group had claimed the responsibility for the attack which left more than 100 dead and hundreds more wounded.

The group called the attack a major breakthrough claiming that heavy casualties were incurred to the police forces after the suicide bombers managed to infiltrated through several check posts in the city to conduct the attack.

This is not the first reports have emerged regarding internal rift among the Taliban leadership after the confirmation of the death of the group’s supreme leader Mullh Omar.

However, a spokesman for the Taliban group Qari Yousuf Ahmadi blames the intelligence circles for the circulation of the letter although the Afghan officials have not commented in this regard so far.


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