'Taliban guards provide security outside Kabul airport'

'Taliban guards continue to provide security outside Kabul airport'

Taliban guards continue to protect civilians outside Kabul airport, an official from the Islamist group said

Taliban fighters in Kabul. Credit: AFP File Photo

Taliban guards continue to protect civilians outside Kabul airport, an official from the Islamist group said on Thursday, adding that Western forces must stick to a deadline of completing evacuations from Afghanistan by the end of the month.

"Our guards are also risking their lives at Kabul airport, they face a threat too from the Islamic State group," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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