President Ashraf Ghani leaves Afghanistan: as Taliban takes Kabul

by International | 15-08-2021 | 727 views

The Taliban entered Afghanistan's capital Kabul today and an official said President Ashraf Ghani had left the city for Tajikistan, capping the terrorists' lightning push for power. A senior Afghan Interior Ministry official said Ghani had left for Tajikistan.

The president's office, however, said that it “cannot say anything about Ashraf Ghani's movement for security reasons", according to the news agency. 

This comes hours after Taliban entered Kabul from all sides. They, however, said that they will not enter the capital city by force. A representative of the Taliban said the group was checking on Ghani's whereabouts.

Ghani had earlier in the day said that power cannot be transferred unless the Taliban inform about President's successor from their side. Ghani said that power cannot be handed over to a group with an unknown leader, he also insisted that power will not be handed over unless an agreement is reached on lasting peace in the country. 

 

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