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Indian Afghan Embassy Twitter handle hacked, claims Press Secretary Abdulhaq Azad

Abdulhaq Azad on Sunday claimed that he couldn't access the official Twitter account of Afghan Embassy in India.

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New Delhi Updated on: August 16, 2021 9:54 IST
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Afghanistan’s embattled president Ashraf Ghani left the country Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, joining his fellow citizens and foreigners in a stampede fleeing the advancing Taliban and signaling the end of a 20-year Western experiment aimed at remaking Afghanistan.

Press Secretary to Afghan Embassy in India Abdulhaq Azad on Sunday claimed that he couldn't access the official Twitter account of Afghan Embassy in India. He took to Twitter from his personal account to share a screenshot of the official handle made available to him through a friend. "I have lost access to the Twitter handle of Afghan Embassy India, a friend sent a screenshot of this tweet, (this tweet is hidden from me.) I have tried to log in but can’t access it. Seems it is hacked," Azad tweeted.

The post shared by him criticized Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for fleeing to Tajikistan amid ongoing Taliban crisis in Afghanistan. The post even made some derogatory remarks towards him.

On Sunday, Ghani has left the country in order to avoid "bloodshed" as Kabul fell to the Taliban and terrorists entered the Afghanistan presidential palace. In his first comments after he left Afghanistan, Ghani, in a Facebook post, said that from now on, the Taliban will be responsible for the "honour, wealth and preservation" of Afghanistan's people.

Ghani said he was faced with a "hard choice" between the "armed Taliban" or "leaving the dear country that I dedicated my life to protecting the past 20 years.

Earlier in the same day, the Chairman of the Afghanistan Supreme National Reconciliation Council, Abdullah Abdullah in a video message posted on Twitter, addressed Ghani as the "former President" of Afghanistan.

Abdullah also called on Afghans to remain calm and said, "hope this 'hard day and night' will pass soon and people will see peaceful days."

Taliban terrorists are assuming control of the Afghan capital of Kabul and have taken control of the presidential palace after the country's president Ashraf Ghani fled to Tajikistan.

Reports suggest that the movement will soon proclaim the re-establishment of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on Sunday said that the Taliban have been asked to enter the capital city of Kabul. Mujahid, in an interview with Tolo News, also said that the security situation will remain under control in the city.

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