Al Jazeera says Afghan president Ghani left the country for Tashkent

by Reuters
Sunday, 15 August 2021 19:41 GMT

CAIRO, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, his wife, his chief of staff and national security adviser have left the country for Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Al Jazeera news channel reported on Sunday citing a personal bodyguard of the president.

Taliban insurgents entered the capital Kabul on Sunday, bringing the Islamist militants close to taking over the country two decades after they were overthrown by a U.S.-led invasion.

(Reporting by Ahmad Elhamy)

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