Taliban chiefs, including al-Qaeda-linked terrorist, in Kabul to talk new gov’t

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Taliban chiefs, including al-Qaeda-linked terrorist, in Kabul to talk new gov’t
Khalil Haqqani, who has a $5 million US bounty on him, put in charge of security in capital as Biden claims terror group ‘gone’ from Afghanistan
By AFP and TOI staff
21 August 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar arrived in Kabul on Saturday for talks on establishing a new “inclusive” government in Afghanistan, a senior official said. Other senior Taliban leaders seen in the capital in recent days include Khalil Haqqani — one of America’s most wanted terrorists with a $5 million bounty on his head for links to al-Qaeda. Pro-Taliban social media feeds showed Haqqani meeting Gulbuddin Hekmatyar — a former bitter rival during the brutal civil war of the early 1990s, but still influential in Afghan politics.

A senior Taliban official told AFP that Baradar would meet “jihadi leaders and politicians for an inclusive government set-up.” Baradar arrived in Afghanistan last Tuesday from Qatar, choosing to touch down in the country’s second-biggest city Kandahar — the Taliban’s spiritual birthplace.

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