Earlier, the new Taliban “prime minister” formally inaugurated a temporary “government” in the country.
Taliban members hoisted their flag over the presidential palace in Afghanistan on the same day that the U.S. and the world remember the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. This is reported by the AP.
The new Taliban “prime minister,” Mohammad Hassan Akhund, raised the flag in a ceremony at 11 a.m. local time to mark the official start of the 33-member interim “government.”
Earlier, another Taliban spokesman said the religious militia’s black and white flag was raised for the first time at the palace on Friday. The militant group also painted its banner on the entrance gate to the U.S. embassy building.
Recall that on September 7, it became known about the appointment of an interim government of Afghanistan. Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund became its head, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar became his deputy. The Taliban claimed that the new government would be inclusive, but it included only Taliban representatives.
Later it became known that representatives of Russia, Iran, China, Qatar, Turkey, and Pakistan were invited to the inauguration of the government.