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Taliban fighters take over luxurious Kabul mansion of ex-Afghan vice-president Abdul Rashid Dostum

SCMP, 14 Sep 2021
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The Taliban has taken over the glitzy mansion of Afghanistan’s former vice-president Abdul Rashid Dostum in Kabul. Featuring amenities unimaginable to many ordinary Afghans, the residence contains a labyrinthine amount of lounges, an indoor swimming pool and even a fully equipped gym. Dostum is widely suspected of profiting from corruption in the previous government. The Taliban says the mansion’s opulence is a result of years of endemic corruption.

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