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On Afghan Highways, Even the Police Fear the Taliban’s Toll Collectors

On Afghan Highways, Even the Police Fear the Taliban’s Toll Collectors

KABUL, Afghanistan — When the long-haul trucker drives previous this hilltop police outpost in southern Afghanistan every week, he is aware of precisely what to do. The officers toss down a field tied to a size of rope and like all drivers, the trucker locations 5,000 afghanis — about $65 — in the field, which the officers then reel again as...

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Afghan Afghanistan Dawlat Khan KABUL Taliban United States