Mullah Hassan Akhund returns to Kabul to resume role as Taliban’s chief minister

Taliban chief minister Mullah Hassan Akhund in a meeting in Kandahar on May 14. Photo: Social media.

Mullah Hassan Akhund, who had been receiving medical treatment in Kandahar, has returned to Kabul and is set to resume his duties as the chief minister of the Taliban, according to a tweet by Bilal Karimi, a spokesman for the Taliban.

Akhund departed for Kandahar in April, citing the need for medical treatment, as confirmed by the Taliban spokesperson. In his absence, the Taliban had temporarily appointed Mawlawi Abdul Kabir as the acting chief minister.

The trip to Kandahar marked a significant period for Mullah Hassan Akhund, who is a prominent figure within the Taliban leadership. The precise details of his treatment and the nature of his ailment have not been disclosed publicly.