Taliban app 'Alemarah' removed from Google Play Store

The app, known as Alemarah, vanished shortly after it was launched on April 1.

Taliban app 'Alemarah' removed from Google Play Store

New Delhi: An app, created by the Taliban, to attract people has been removed from the Google Play store.

 

A spokesperson for Google confirmed the app has been removed but declined to comment further on the app in question.

The app, known as Alemarah, was launched for Android users, vanished shortly after it was launched on April 1.

The content of the app, which was in Pashto language, included official statements and videos from the Islamist fundamentalist group.

The app 'is part of our advanced technological efforts to make more global audience,' Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed told Bloomberg.

 

The app was discovered and reported by Site Intel Group, a US-based organisation which monitors jihadist activity.

Google's developer policy for the Play Store prohibits apps that promote hate speech, violence and illegal activities.

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