Taliban to announce a new government in Afghanistan today

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The Taliban in Afghanistan is expected to announce a new government on Thursday. 

The BBC quoted Ahmadullah Muttaki, a senior Taliban leader, as saying that a ceremony was being held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. He has given the information on social media.

Senior Taliban officials told Reuters a few days ago that a governing council could be formed under the leadership of top Taliban leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada.

Mullah Hibatullah has three deputy chiefs. Maulavi Yakub, son of Mullah Omar, the founder of the Taliban, Sirajuddin Haqqani, the head of the Haqqani Network, and Abdul Gani Baradar, one of the founding members of the Taliban, are deputy chiefs.

On August 15, the Taliban captured Kabul. On August 31, US troops withdrew from Afghanistan. Although Afghanistan has been under Taliban control for the past 15 days, no new government has been formed.