Afghan crisis: Prez Ashraf Ghani leaves Kabul

This comes hours after Taliban entered Kabul from all sides.

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has left the capital Kabul for Tajikistan, a senior Afghan Interior Ministry official told Reuters.

 

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

 

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, reports said.

 

'Serious talk' are underway between the Taliban and the Afghan government about the peaceful transfer of power while the US mediation is also present in the discussion.

India Scanner News Network

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