Top 10 world news: Haiti President assassinated, Taliban attacks Badghis capital and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jul 07, 2021, 08:42 PM(IST)

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President Jovenel Moise of Haiti was assassinated by an unknown group of men, according to Haiti's interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph. In addition to the late President, First Lady Martine Moïse was also shot, but she has survived and is under medical observation. After Moise's demise, for now, Claude Joseph has taken control of the Caribbean country.

Since the start of the US military's final withdrawal of about 2,500 troops, the Taliban has made a big headway into Afghanistan, capturing areas. Recently, the Taliban launched a fresh attack against on Qala-i-Naw, the capital of Badghis. As fighting takes place inside the city, this is the Taliban's first assault on a provincial capital since they began their major offensive.

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