"Badruddin Haqqani is in the country and is occupied with his operational responsibilities. He is alive and healthy. The rumor about him being killed is more propaganda of the enemy," he said.
Afghans: Sources confirm Badruddin Haqqani is dead →
Still, there are likely people waiting in the wings to replace Badruddin Haqqani, said former Afghan intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh, now an opposition leader.