Kabul: The Taliban era has returned in Afghanistan and the Rashtrapati Bhavan has been occupied by Taliban fighters. Footage from the Al-Jazeera news network showed a large group of Taliban fighters inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the capital, Kabul. After capturing Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, the Taliban is occupying important places in Kabul. At the same time, after the entry of Taliban in Kabul, people have locked themselves in their homes.
Air India plane took a U-turn
Air India flight AI126 coming from Chicago to Delhi made a sudden U-turn shortly after entering Afghan airspace over Mazar-e-Sharif. The plane is currently in Turkmenistan airspace. The reason for this has not yet been officially revealed, but there is speculation that security concerns over Afghan airspace forced the Indian aircraft to divert.
Where did Ashraf Ghani go?
Tajikistan’s statement on the situation in Afghanistan has come to the fore and has told that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is not in Tajikistan.
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Kabul completely under Taliban control
The Taliban has officially issued a statement saying that the city of Kabul is under Taliban control. Special Taliban fighters have been deployed in different parts of Kabul city to provide security to the people. The general public is happy with the arrival of Taliban Mujahideen in Kabul and is satisfied with the security.
The Islamic Emirate has ordered its Mujahideen and once again instructs them that no one is allowed to enter anyone's house without permission. Life, property and honor of none shall be harmed but must be protected by the Mujahedeen.
— Suhail Shaheen. محمد سهیل شاهین (@suhailshaheen1) August 16, 2021
Taliban statement came to the fore
Suhail Shaheen, a Taliban spokesman and negotiator, said the Islamic Emirate has once again instructed its mujahideen that no fighter can enter someone’s home without permission. Also, no one’s life, property and honor will be harmed.
Delhi to Kabul flight timings changed
After the entry of Taliban in Kabul, the situation has become very bad and in the meantime the timing of Air India flight from Delhi to Kabul has changed. Air India flight will now take off at 12.30 pm instead of 8.30 pm.
The Government of India is alert and keeping an eye on the situation amidst the rapidly changing situation in Kabul. The Government of India has put 2 Air India aircraft on alert to evacuate people from Kabul.
According to Afghan media, American soldiers fired in the air this morning to drive away the crowd of Afghan people from American helicopters and aircraft at Kabul Airport. Last night too, the US Army fired in the air to clear the crowd at Kabul International Airport several times.
France transferring its embassy to the airport
France is currently relocating the French Embassy in Kabul to Abu Dhabi airport to evacuate all its citizens from Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Dren said in a statement on Sunday that troops and aircraft would be deployed to the United Arab Emirates in the coming hours. France has started the process of evacuating its citizens weeks ago and charter flights have also been started from mid-July.