Taliban announces new caretaker government

(CNN)The Taliban announced a new caretaker government for Afghanistan on Tuesday, with Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund as interim prime minister and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a co-founder of the militant group, as his deputy.

Mullah Yaqoob, one of the deputy leaders of the Taliban since 2016, will act as caretaker Defense Minister.

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