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Sunday, 15 August 2021

Afghan President Flees As Taliban Take Over Kabul

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has left the country bound for Tajikistan, reports say.

A Taliban spokesman says their fighters have been ordered to enter the city to prevent looting.

Earlier they were told to refrain from violence and allow safe passage for anyone wanting to leave.

Acting interior minister says transfer of power to transitional government being prepared.

Eyewitnesses say the militants met little resistance along the way to the capital.

The Taliban had captured more territory, including the former US airbase at Bagram and the central Bamiyan province.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to recall Parliament from its summer break on Wednesday to discuss the crisis

Meanwhile the US has continued with the evacuation of staff in its embassy in Kabul.

BBC


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