The Taliban movement has appointed 44 of its members to key roles including provincial governors and police chiefs on Sunday, Reuters reported
According to a list released by Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid, Qari Baryal will serve as governor of Kabul and Wali Jan Hamza as the city’s police chief.
The appointments mark the first large-scale round of appointments announced since an interim government was formed in September.
The former head of Kabul’s military corps, Mawlawi Hamdullah Mukhlis, was killed last week in an attack on the biggest military hospital in Afghanistan, Reuters reported. That attack, which included gunfire and two heavy explosions, left at least 25 people dead and more than 50 others injured.
The Taliban took control of Afghanistan on August 15th, but are facing great difficulties in fulfilling their pledge to restore order and security after a decades-long war.
Terrorist group Daesh (ISIS) has launched a wave of attacks across the country, while the economy is in crisis due to international sanctions and the result of two decades of US occupation.
There are international calls for the Taliban to negotiate with other political parties to form a comprehensive government comprising minorities and women, although little progress has yet been made in this context.