Afghanistan President leaves country, Taliban take over the Afghan president’s palace: Report

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Published by News Desk on 15 Aug 2021

Taliban fighter on Sunday have been ordered to enter the Afghan capital, Kabul. As per Indian Express, the militant’s spokesperson claims that this move is to avoid the possibility of looting as the local police have fled their post. However he, Zabihullah Mujahid, urged people not to panic from their entry into the city.

Earlier in the day, the Taliban forces had stated that they had no intentions of taking over the capital forcefully instead they wanted peaceful and “unconditional surrender” of the central government. A senior Afghan Interior Ministry has confirmed that the president, Ashraf Ghani, has fled the country. The president has reportedly left for Tajikistan.

On Sunday, as the Taliban went ahead to take over the district of Kabul i.e. provincial capital of Maidan Wardak, the territory controlled by Afghan government shrunk further. An official’s statement to Reuter stated that the Taliban have also secured the roads connecting Afghanistan with Pakistan.

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