Taliban name acting head of Afghan central bank

Mohammad Idris played leading role in financing Taliban war effort, senior official says

Da Afghanistan Bank's headquarters in Kabul

The Taliban movement named a man who is said to be one of their financial organisers as acting head of Afghanistan’s central bank.

Mohammad Idris will become the acting governor of Da Afghanistan Bank according to a Taliban-issued statement, Afghanistan-based reporters said today (August 23). Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Idris would help organise Afghanistan’s financial institutions and address the economic problems facing the population.

A senior Taliban official told Reuters tha

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