Taliban insurgents entered Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Sunday and an official said President Ashraf Ghani had left the city for Tajikistan, capping the militants’ lightning push for power.
A senior Afghan Interior Ministry official said Ghani had left for Tajikistan. Asked for comment, the president’s office it “cannot say anything about Ashraf Ghani’s movement for security reasons”.
Taliban fighters were reaching the capital “from all sides”, a senior Afghan interior ministry official told Reuters. But there were no reports of fighting and the group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said they were waiting on the outskirts and were in talks with the Western-backed government for a peaceful surrender.
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#Breaking: Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani and his immediate team have left the country, according to Afghan government sources speaking to AP, Reuters and local TV network TOLO. https://t.co/f9MT1rRcsz pic.twitter.com/7mj3fEDp2O
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