The president said that he did not want to endanger millions of residents of the Afghan capital.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday that he had left the country to avoid bloodshed. Meanwhile, the Taliban forces entered the presidential palace in Kabul.
Ghani said on his Facebook page that he left to avoid clashes with the Taliban, which would put millions of Kabul residents at risk. This publication was Ghani’s first comment after he left the country.
Ghani did not disclose his current whereabouts.
Meanwhile, Al-Jazeera TV reported, citing Ghani’s personal bodyguard that he, his wife, and his chief of staff and national security adviser are on their way to Tashkent.