Taliban official wanted by U.S. makes rare public appearance
The Taliban acting interior minister — designated a terrorist by the U.S.
said in a rare public appearance Saturday that security police guilty of misconduct in Afghanistan were being penalized
For the first time, photos showing Sirajuddin Haqqani's face were published by official Taliban government channels
That contrasted with an October appearance, when photos of the influential and reserved figure were blurred.
Haqqani was photographed attending the Saturday graduation ceremony of the first class to complete police training
since the Taliban assumed control of Afghanistan. Around 377 personnel, both male and female, graduated during the ceremony.
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