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Taliban-Run Kabul Municipality To Female Workers: Stay Home

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Women march to demand their rights under the Taliban rule during a demonstration near the former Women's Affairs Ministry building in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. The interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said Sunday that many female city employees have been ordered to stay home by the country’s new Taliban rulers. (AP Photo)

(AP) — The interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital says female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home unless their jobs cannot be filled by men.

The mayor on Sunday was detailing the latest restrictions on women by the new Taliban rulers. In recent days, the new Taliban government issued several decrees rolling back the rights of girls and women.

Witnesses, meanwhile, said an explosion targeted a Taliban vehicle in the provincial city of Jalalabad, the second such deadly blast in as many days in the Islamic State stronghold.

 

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