Taliban-style security welcomed by some, feared by others

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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.  

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