Taliban Offers Govt Workers ‘Hotline’ Number to Defect


Kabul: In a move to spread its tentacles among the government employees, the Afghan Taliban have announced a 24-hour telephone “hotline” and email addresses for any government employees wishing to defect to them.

“The Islamic Emirate will provide safety to anybody who defects from the Kabul puppet regime,” the Taliban said in a statement on their website on Sunday, using their formal name.

“They can get in touch with us 24/7 through these phone numbers and email addresses,” it added, listing two for each

It marks a rare attempt by the Taliban to reach out to government officials, frequently targeted in growing insurgent attacks that have sent casualties soaring.