Rashid prays for peace in Kabul

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Kabul

Afghanistan’s renowned spinner Rashid Khan prayed for peace Monday as panic and uncertainty gripped the country, as the Taliban finally took hold of Kabul nearly almost two decades after a US invasion had overthrown their government.

Rashid Khan, who has taken to Twitter these past few days to share his thoughts on the fast-evolving situation in Afghanistan, requested for “peace” in his tweet.

Earlier, he ha dpleaded world leaders to not leave his country in chaos. In an impassioned plea, Rashid Khan had said thousands of women and children are being killed on a daily basis in Afghanistan.

“Dear world leaders! My country is in chaos, thousands of innocent people, including children & women, get martyred every day, houses and properties being destroyed.

Thousands of families displaced,” he had added. “Don’t leave us in chaos. Stop killing Afghans and destroying Afghanistan.

We want peace.” ‘War is over’: Taliban declare victory Peace prevailed across Afghanistan on Monday, Taliban officials said, as the insurgents declared the war over a day after seizing the capital, while Western nations scrambled to evacuate their citizens from an increasingly chaotic Kabul airport. “Today is a great day for the Afghan people and the mujahideen.

They have witnessed the fruits of their efforts and their sacrifices for 20 years,” Mohammad Naeem, the spokesman for the Taliban’s political office, told Al Jazeera TV.—Agencies

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