Kabul Afghanistan Taliban Crisis News Today Live Updates, Taliban govt news today, Panjshir battle news today September 7 News Highlights: Nearly 22 days after taking over the control, the Taliban on Tuesday finally announced a caretaker government in Afghanistan. The interim government paid homage to the old guard of the group by giving top posts to Taliban personalities who dominated the 20-year battle against the US-led coalition and its Afghan government allies.
The Taliban named Mullah Hasan Akhund, an associate of the movement’s late founder Mullah Omar, as the head of Afghanistan’s new government, with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of the movement’s political office, as his deputy. Sarajuddin Haqqani, son of the founder of the Haqqani network will be the new interior minister. Amir Khan Muttaqi has been appointed acting foreign minister, Mullah Yaqoob as acting defense minister, and Abas Stanikzai as acting deputy foreign minister in the new Afghan government, said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in a news conference in Kabul on Tuesday.
While announcing the Cabinet for the new Afghan Government, spokesman Mujahid, said the appointments were for an interim government. He, however, did not elaborate on how long they would serve. So far, the Taliban have shown no indications that they will hold elections.
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