Taleban orders fighters to enter Kabul to prevent looting: Spokesman

Taleban militants patrol after taking control of Jalalabad, as the group reaches the outskirts of capital city Kabul, on Aug 15, 2021. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - The Taleban has ordered its fighters to enter the Afghan capital Kabul to prevent looting after local police deserted their posts, a spokesman for the militant group said on Sunday (Aug 15).

The statement by Zabihullah Mujahid came shortly after a leading Afghan peace envoy said President Ashraf Ghani had left the country.

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