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Taliban reject Afghan unity government pact as US 'sham'

Sep 22, 2014    

Kabul Afghanistan's Taliban militants on Monday decried a pact by rival election candidates to form a government of national unity as a "sham" orchestrated by the United States and unacceptable to the Afghan people.Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named presidentelect on Sunday after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent, former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, ending months of turmoil that has destabilised the country as most foreign troops prepare to leave.Ghani's administration must now not only forge an effective government after so much acrimony, but also ...

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