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V-P Amrullah Saleh claims he's now 'caretaker president' of Afghanistan

As of now, Afghan leaders, including former President Hamid Karzai and peace council chief Abdullah Abdullah, have been negotiating with the Taliban since the fall of Kabul.

Published: 17th August 2021 08:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2021 09:23 PM   |  A+A-

Afghanistan vice-president Amrullah Saleh

Afghanistan vice-president Amrullah Saleh (File photo| AFP)

By Associated Press

KABUL: The Afghan vice president is claiming that after President Ashraf Ghani fled in the face of the Taliban sweep into Kabul over the weekend and with his whereabouts unknown, the vice president is the country's 'legitimate' caretaker president.

Amrullah Saleh made the comment on Twitter on Tuesday.

He cited the Afghan constitution was empowering him to declare this.

He wrote that he was "reaching out to all leaders to secure their support & consensus."

As of now, Afghan leaders, including former President Hamid Karzai and peace council chief Abdullah Abdullah, have been negotiating with the Taliban since the fall of Kabul.

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