Fighters of the Taliban terrorist movement, banned in Russia, actually sent under house arrest two members of the Coordinating Council for the Peaceful Transfer of Power, whose candidacies they themselves had previously approved. Former prime minister, head of the Supreme Council for National Reconciliation in Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah and ex-president Hamid Karzai fell out of favor, CNN reports.
According to the source, the Taliban on Monday confiscated Karzai’s cars and deprived his bodyguards of weapons. Then he was sent to Abdullah’s house, where a search was carried out on Wednesday. As a result, both Abdullah and Karzai were left without protection and are in fact under house arrest.
Karzai and Abdullah were among 12 people who, according to the plans of the Taliban, were supposed to lead Afghanistan. Also, the council should include the leader of the political wing of the Taliban Abdul Ghani Baradar and the head of the Taliban military commission, the son of the founder of the movement, Mullah Moulawi Yakub.