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Taliban stops Karzai at Kabul airport to leave for UAE


KABUL: Afghan Taliban on Saturday prevented former President Hamid Karzai to leave the country, BBC Pashtu reported on Sunday.

As per details, the former Afghan President wanted to attend the funeral prayer of the UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, but Taliban officials stopped him at Kabul airport and not allowed him to leave the country.

Taliban has yet to comment on the incident, but in the past, they claimed that there is no ban on any former Afghan officials to go abroad.

Karzai decided to live in Kabul and not leave the country at the time of the collapse of the Ashraf Ghani’s government, and the entering of the Taliban into the Afghan capital.

Karzai served as President of Afghanistan from 22 December 2001 to 29 September 2014. He was the first elected President of Afghan history.

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