A Taliban fighter inspects documents of people queuing to enter the passport office in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 18. Photo: AFP
A Taliban fighter inspects documents of people queuing to enter the passport office in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 18. Photo: AFP

Taliban to resume issuing Afghan passports as humanitarian crisis grows

  • Taliban, which stopped processing passports soon after return to power in August, ‘will begin issuing from Sunday’, says head of passport department
  • ‘All technical issues have been resolved’; initially documents given to those who previously applied, with new applications ‘from January 10’

Topic |   Afghanistan after the US withdrawal
A Taliban fighter inspects documents of people queuing to enter the passport office in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 18. Photo: AFP
A Taliban fighter inspects documents of people queuing to enter the passport office in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 18. Photo: AFP
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