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Prime Minister Imran Khan discusses Afghanistan’s latest situation with Middle East leaders

Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephone conversation with the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman,Amir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and Crown Prine of Abu Dhabi Muhammad Bin Salman. The leaders discussed bilateral relations and exchanged views on the evolving situation in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: ‘Everyone got it wrong’ on Taliban takeover – armed forces chief

“Everybody got it wrong” on how quickly the Taliban would take over Afghanistan, the head of Britain’s armed forces has said.

Gen Sir Nick Carter told the BBC: “It was the pace of it that surprised us and I don’t think we realised quite what the Taliban were up to.”

Asked whether military intelligence was wrong, he said the government received intelligence from a variety of sources.

“It’s not purely about military intelligence,” he said.

The last British and US troops left Afghanistan a week ago, bringing their 20-year military campaign in the country to an end.

There has been criticism of the way the West withdrew from Afghanistan, with questions over how the Taliban was able to seize control of the country at such speed.

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