South Asia and Beyond

Taliban Chief Shows Up In Kandahar

Taliban’s supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada showed up in Kandahar on Tuesday and met local officials, including the province’s governor. He ordered that qualified people be posted to government offices, officials maintain good coordination and treat people well, Tolo News reported, quoting Hafez Noor Ahmad Saeed, head of the Culture and Information department. Akhundzada has not made an official public appearance since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August. You may see him in the media one day, Bilal Karimi, a deputy spokesperson for the Islamic Emirate said.

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