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Taliban calls Russia a threat to region

Meanwhile, Taliban authorities on Thursday termed Russia’s military presence in Central Asia a threat to the region and dismissed Moscow’s fears about the Afghan conflict spilling into the former Soviet Republics. In an AFP report, a foreign ministry spokesman said the Taliban regime was struggling only to establish peace in the war-torn country and the religious militia posed no threat to its Central Asian neighbours. “Russian military presence is not only a potential threat to Afghanistan, but also to for all Central Asian countries,” the spokesman said.


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