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Morning news brief: Pakistan government is not spokesperson for Taliban, says Imran & more

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Aug 29, 2021, 09:02 AM IST

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As the US reached its final phase of evacuation from Afghanistan, US President Joe Biden warned of another attack in the next 24-36 hours just days after the deadly attack at Kabul airport in which 13 US troops were killed including several Afghan civilians.

Meanwhile, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday to discuss the Afghanistan crisis. 

Amid the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, Pakistan PM Imran Khan said Islamabad cannot be held responsible for the actions of the group after the withdrawal of US troops.

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Joe Biden

US embassy in Kabul warned its citizens to leave the airport vicinity immediately due to a "credible threat" of an attack amid the evacuation operation.

Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said Islamabad cannot be held responsible for the actions of the Taliban in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US troops. 

EAM

US Secretary of State Blinken also said he and EAM Jaishankar discussed shared priorities of the two countries, which include continued coordination on Afghanistan.

Sports

The first medal for India at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics 2020 as star player Bhavinaben Patel won the historic silver in women's table tennis.