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Taliban to create councils to replace erstwhile Afghan govt bodies

Taliban to create councils to replace erstwhile Afghan govt bodies

Kabul, Dec 26 (UNI) A number of erstwhile Afghanistan government bodies have been dissolved by the Taliban in order to establish a new council, media reports said.
The Taliban is working on creating a grand council and other common councils, Zabiullah Mujahid, Taliban-appointed Deputy Minister of information and culture and spokesman, said.
As per the report of The Khaama News Agency, Mujahid said the 'administrations were a burden on the government and dissolved them due to economic woes'.

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