Taliban announces new Afghan government
Alec Fenn

The Taliban has announced that Mohammad Hasan will be the head of Afghanistan's new government.

A spokesman also confirmed that Taliban co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar will be deputy Afghan leader.

However, the pair will only form an 'acting' government, with a full structure to be announced in due course.

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Cover picture: Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's deputy leader and negotiator, and other delegation members attend the Afghan peace conference in Moscow, Russia March 18, 2021. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

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