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Ashraf Ghani resigns as Afghan president and left country to Tajikistan

In a major development, Ashraf Ghani has reportedly tendered his resignation as the Afghan president and left the country to Tajikistan.

Ashraf Ghani has resigned as the Afghan president. Moreover, some British media reports also claimed that Ashraf Ghani has departed to Tajikistan after resigning as the Afghan president.

“President Ghani has left the country,” Tolo News reported while quoting sources privy to the development. Ashraf has left the country along with his close aides, it added.

A senior Afghan Interior Ministry official said on Sunday Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has left the capital Kabul for Tajikistan.

Asked for comment, the president’s office said it “cannot say anything about Ashraf Ghani’s movement for security reasons”.

A representative of the Taliban, which entered the capital Kabul earlier on Sunday, said the group was checking on Ghani’s whereabouts.

Earlier in the day, Taliban have begun entering the Afghan capital Kabul from all sides, the Afghan interior ministry said on Sunday, as the US and European Union staff sought safety.

After its lightning advance on the capital, the Taliban group ordered its fighters to refrain from violence, allow safe passage to anyone seeking to leave and request women to head to protected areas, said a Taliban leader in Doha.

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