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February 25, 2021

Taliban impostor ‘dupes Afghans and vanishes with cash’

An impostor posing as a leading Taliban negotiator held secret talks with Afghan officials, report US media. The Afghans thought they were dealing with Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Mansour, a top Taliban commander. But he may not even have been a member of the Taliban, reports the New York Times, which broke the story. He was paid “a lot of money”, then he disappeared, say diplomatic sources.

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