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Taliban-style security welcomed by some, feared by others
Before the Taliban takeover in August, people had to pay bribes simply to settle a utility bill. Rampant fraud in the military was one reason it collapsed so quickly in the face of the advancing Taliban. Despite the overt graft, the U.S. and Europe poured billions of dollars into the government with little oversight.
Taliban raid suspected IS hideout after bombing in capital
by Cat on Mon Oct 4th, 2021 at 10:45:48 PM EST
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