Taliban Declares Afghanistan Islamic Emirate, Forms New Government

The Taliban has declared Afghanistan an “Islamic Emirate”, and formed a new government to be led by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund. Akhund is one of the founders of the group, which took control of Afghanistan mid-August. “We know the people of our country have been waiting for a new government,” Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman, said while unveiling the cabinet. Abdul Ghani Baradar will be the deputy leader and Sirajuddin Haqqani, son of the founder of the Haqqani network, has been named as interior minister. Baradar was previously head of the Taliban’s political office, and oversaw the signing of the US

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