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Afghanistan turmoil

Resurgent Taliban and shaken economy upend life in Afghanistan

Heavier reliance on opium production and drug trade likely as international aid ceases

NEW DELHI -- The Taliban face an urgent early task to bolster Afghanistan's economy as workers stay at home and international donors withhold funds over the Islamist militant group's recapture of power.

The financial uncertainties of the first two weeks of the Taliban's return highlight how narcotics are likely to remain an important income stream to the new rulers in Kabul, analysts say.

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