Left Afghanistan to avoid bloodshed as Taliban entered Kabul: Ashraf Ghani
New Delhi : Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said that he left the nation without fighting against Taliban to avoid bloodshed.
The terrorist outfit Taliban had entered the government offices and was ready to fight with weapons in case Ghani administration had restricted them from entering the capital city.
In his first comments after leaving the nation, 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".
He added that the terrorist group had won a "trial of sword and guns", but could not win the hearts of the Afghan people.
"If left unchecked, countless patriots would be martyred and the city of Kabul would be devastated, resulting in a major humanitarian catastrophe in the six-million-strong city," he said.
Earlier, it was noted that negotiations are being done between Taliban and Afghanistan government for smooth power transition.
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