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Afghanistan: Taliban declares ‘amnesty’, asks govt officials to resume work

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Leader of the Taliban negotiating team, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, co-founded the Taliban movement with cleric Mullah Omar in the early 1990s amid the chaos and corruption of the civil war that erupted after the Soviet withdrawal.

The Taliban Tuesday declared a general amnesty for all government officials and urged them to return to work, two days after taking power following a lightning sweep through the country.

“A general amnesty has been declared for all… so you should start your routine life with full confidence,” said a statement from the Taliban.

Details later…

AFP

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