Taliban appoints former Guantanamo detainee as acting defense minister, Al Jazeera says

CAIRO, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taliban has appointed former Guantanamo detainee mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir as acting defense minister, Qatari based Al Jazeera news channel reported on Tuesday, citing a source in the Islamist movement.

Reporting by Ahmad Elhamy; Editing by Catherine Evans

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