Hazara elders pledge support for Taliban rulers

KABUL: More than 1,000 Shia Hazaras pledged their support on Thursday to Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers, saying that the “dark period” of previous Western-backed governments had ended with the return of the Islamists. Afghanistan’s Hazaras have been persecuted by Islamists for a long time, but on Thursday community elders gathered in Kabul alongside Taliban leaders in a show of support. Senior Hazara leader and former lawmaker … Continue reading Hazara elders pledge support for Taliban rulers