Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid on Tuesday announced members of the new interim government in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan will be led by Mohammad Hasan Akhund while the group’s co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar will be the deputy Afghan leader.

Taliban’s deputy leader Sirajuddin Haqqani will be the acting interior minister, political chief Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai will be the deputy foreign minister and Mullah Yaqoob will be the defence minister, he added. Mullah Yaqoob is Mullah Omar’s son.

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Qari Fasihuddin will be the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Mullah Abdul Haq Wasiq head of National Directorate of Security (NDS).

The heads of various other ministries will be appointed soon, Mujahid added.

The heads of various other ministries will be appointed soon, Mujahid added.

The Taliban spokesperson said Afghanistan had “gained freedom”, stressing that “only the will of Afghans” will be applicable in the country.

“After today, no one will be able to interfere in Afghanistan,” he emphasised.