The Taliban has taken away security from former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah, an Afghan official who leads the High Council for National Reconciliation, Report informs referring to a source in CNN.
On August 23, the Taliban confiscated weapons from Karzai’s armed protection team and took away his vehicles, prompting the former president to move in with Abdullah, the source said. On August 25, the Taliban later also searched Abdullah’s home and took his security and vehicles.
Karzai and Abdullah are effectively under house arrest in Kabul without their bodyguards and at the mercy of the Taliban, according to the source.
Last week, a Taliban spokesman told CNN that the group wanted to form an inclusive government. It has since held talks with former president Karzai and former chief executive Abdullah, both of whom stayed in Kabul when the Taliban took over the capital more than a week ago.