The US has said it is distressed after the Taliban unveiled Afghanistan’s new all-male government with figures linked to attacks on American forces.
The interim cabinet is led by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, who is on a UN blacklist. Another figure, Sirajuddin Haqqani, is wanted by the FBI.
The Islamist group seized control of Afghanistan in a sweeping offensive more than three weeks ago.
Women-led demonstrations have been held against the Islamists since then.
The militants deny using violence against them, but their government faces many tough challenges in the conflict-torn country, including stabilising the economy and gaining international recognition.
The group had previously said they wanted to form an inclusive government.
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