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Ghani resigned as President of Afghanistan

Ghani resigned as President of Afghanistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani resigned and left the country, foreign media reports.

Today, the militants of the Taliban movement seized a key city of Jalalabad in the east of Afghanistan and entered the suburbs of the capital Kabul.

The day earlier, the Islamists took control over the fourth largest and well-protected city in northern Afghanistan – Mazar-i-Sharif.

After negotiations with the Taliban, the authorities agreed to surrender the city to Islamists, consequently the latter taking control of the whole of Afghanistan.

The power in Afghanistan passes to the leader of the Taliban, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. The transitional government will be headed by former Interior Minister, retired General, and former Ambassador to Germany Ali Ahmad Jalali.

According to reports, the Taliban intend to announce the creation of an Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. This was the name of the partially recognized state under the control of the Taliban in 1996-2001. A curfew was imposed in

Kabul starting from 21:00 (local time) to "suppress riots".

There is no fighting in the Afghan capital but the situation in the city remains tense. The capital's airport remains under international control and continues to operate. The authorities of many countries are urgently evacuating employees of their embassies.

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