Taliban officials that the U.S. wanted appear in rare public places

Kabul, Afghanistan’s deputy interior minister, was nominated as a terrorist by the United States, but spoke in a rare public place on Saturday.

For the first time, a photo showing the face of Sirajuddin Haqqani was released by the official Taliban channel. That was in contrast to the October look, where pictures of influential and unobtrusive figures were blurry.

Haqqanistan was filmed at a first-class Saturday graduation ceremony to complete police training as the Taliban terrorist group took control of Afghanistan. At the ceremony, about 377 people, both male and female, graduated.

The event marks the first time Haqqani has issued a statement to the media since he was appointed Minister of the Interior.

Haqqani said in a speech at the ceremony that Taliban security personnel who committed crimes against Afghan citizens were being criminalized. Citizens have complained about house-to-house attacks and Taliban terrorist abuse at checkpoints.

In January, a young woman was shot dead by Taliban security police at a checkpoint. He was later arrested.

Haqqani said the Taliban committed to a Doha peace agreement signed between the Taliban and the United States, which ended the war in Afghanistan last February.

The agreement calls for the Taliban to prevent terrorist groups like al-Qaeda from using Afghanistan as a base to threaten international security.

In a clear reference to international concerns that the Taliban is willing to grant access to education and employment for women, Haqqani allows women to work and go to school in Afghanistan, which is dominated by the Taliban. Said.

The Taliban has urged the release of billions of dollars of Afghan central bank reserves frozen abroad as the country fights drought, cash shortages and massive hunger.

Haqqani has been wanted by the FBI and has a $ 10 million bounty for information that could lead to his arrest.

He called on thousands of Afghans who fled the country after the Taliban was hijacked to return home.

Associated Press