| 15 April 2024, Monday |

Taliban’s reclusive supreme leader attends gathering in Kabul

Haibataullah Akhundzada, the reclusive supreme leader of the Taliban, attended a sizable gathering of national religious leaders on Friday in Kabul, according to the state news agency, which also stated that he would deliver a speech.

The gathering, which had more than 3,000 male participants from around the nation and was intended to debate issues of national unity, was attended by the reclusive leader, who is located in the southern city of Kandahar, according to the Taliban’s state-run Bakhtar News Agency.

As the Islamist movement unveiled its interim government in September after U.S.-led forces withdrew, the mysterious Akhundzada retained the role he has held since 2016 of supreme leader, the group’s ultimate authority, but is rarely seen publicly.

  • Reuters