KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans lining up recently to make complaints at a Taliban-run police station found something new. The police did not demand bribes.
That’s a stark contrast to the ousted, U.S.-led government, under which corruption was rampant at every level.
The Taliban are promising a return of some of their harsh punishments that made them notorious. That has many Afghans afraid.
But some of them also say they are giving the Taliban a chance if it means greater stability and fewer corrupt officials reaching into their pockets.