Taliban police now number 4,000 men in the city of Kabul

The Taliban movement is experiencing a hesitant transition from the daily life of violence, war, and insurgency to challenges of the civil administration of a country. 

Those who spent years in the ranks of Taliban fighters stand today as police roaming the streets of Kabul to catch "thieves, murderers, those who drink wine," as Rahimullah, a Taliban police officer, illustrates.

In its "Talibanized" version, the police outfit no longer includes pants and jackets, but a traditional Afghan tunic, the shalwar kameez. This suit is printed in blue military fabric, the color of the uniform of their predecessors.... Read More: i24