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Taliban announce 'interim government' in Afghanistan

PANJSHIR, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 6: Taliban members pose for a photo after they took over Panjshir Valley, the only province the group had not seized during its sweep last month in Afghanistan on September 6, 2021. ( Bilal Güler - Anadolu Agency )
Taliban members pose for a photo after they took over Panjshir Valley, the only province the group had not seized during its sweep last month in Afghanistan on September 6, 2021. [Bilal Güler - Anadolu Agency]

The Taliban on Tuesday announced an "interim government" in Afghanistan to be led by Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, Anadolu Agency reported.

The announcement came a day after the group said they had taken full control of the country.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said Akhund has been appointed the head of the "interim government", while Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Mullah Abdul Salam Hanafi will be his deputies.

Sarajuddin Haqqani will be the acting interior minister and Amir Khan Muttaqi has been named the acting foreign minister.

Mullah Yaqoob has been appointed the acting defense minister, while Zabihullah will be the acting culture and communications minister.

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