Afghan Taliban offer government workers ‘hotline’ number to defect

The Afghan Taliban have announced a 24-hour telephone “hotline” for any government employees wishing to defect to the group, as the militants try to bolster public support.

“The Islamic Emirate will provide safety to anybody who defects from the Kabul puppet regime,” the Taliban said in a statement on their website on Sunday, using their formal name.

“They can get in touch with us 24/7 through these phone numbers and email addresses,” it added, listing two for each.

  • tom_billesley

    The hotline number would be handy to use when deflecting those cold calls attempting cons such as “consumer survey”, “windows technical support” or “you’ve won a lottery”.

  • Ed

    Funny how the infidel’s stuff is ok to use.

  • andycanuck

    Give the number to an Toronto-area duct-cleaning service’s Indian call centre and they’ll be begging for mercy in weeks!

    • Ed

      Now THAT was funny! (A friend of mine who was deluged with these calls once got them to stop by setting up an appointment to have his ducks cleaned… when he asked them if they cleaned geese too, they hung up)

  • WalterBannon

    With every call, you will receive one free suicide vest, and you are only expected to use it once!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I guess the Taliban has to replace its ranks who get beheaded by ISIS.