7 Sep 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban announce new interim government – who is in it?

International Editor

The Taliban have named an interim government with a prime minister who is on a UN terror watchlist and an interior minister with a $10 million bounty on his head.

That new interior minister is Sirajuddin Haqqani, whose militant group has been blamed for some of the bloodiest episodes in Afghanistan’s war.

The announcement came on the day when Taliban fighters dispersed protestors with live fire in Kabul.