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Taliban fighters take over Afghanistan, as President flees country’s capital, Kabul

The Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has fled the country alongside thousands of Afghans and foreigners following invasion of Kabul, capital of the country by the Talibans, an indication that the government has collapsed.

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Penpushing reports that,  the Talibans entered the presidential palace without resistance after the embattled President of the war-torn country had fled, while sources said the fleeing President is bound for Tajikistan.

The Taliban fighters were reported to have been capturing number of cities in Afghanistan since the America government started pulling its troops from the country, and it was also gathered that within two weeks, the fighters have encircled Kabul after capturing 26 of the country’s 34 provincial capitals.

Penpushing also reports  President Joe Biden  of United States of America(USA)  reacting to the development declared that  he would not reverse his stance, as he authorized deployment of 5,000 American  troops for an  orderly and safe drawdown” of his country’s personnel.

The President  warned the Taliban fighters  that any action on their part on the ground in Afghanistan, that puts American personnel at risk there, will be met with a swift and strong America  military response.”

Penpushing reports that, in his remarks Zabiullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesperson disclosed that  their fighters have been ordered to prevent looting in the city and allow safe passage for anyone wanting to leave.

The statement, added that   the group’s fighters had been instructed not to push further into the city with force, but explained that they want to enter. Kabul peacefully

 Penpushing further reports that, on Sunday, a senior official close to the embattled Afghanistan President,was quoted saying that a negotiators representing the national government were headed to Doha, Qatar, to discuss an agreement with the Taliban’s political leadership,

The Acting Interior Minister, Abdul Satar Mirzakwal was also quoted saying that there is an agreement that there will be a transitional administration for orderly transfer of power,adding that security forces were being deployed across Kabul to ensure order.

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