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Evacuated Afghani man Linked to Taliban Arrested in Paris

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said evacuated Afghan citizens on suspicion of links to the Taliban who was recently flown from Kabul to Paris has been detained by French police after failing to comply with a quarantine order, authorities confirmed.

The French Embassy has served as a shelter for hundreds of people before they were transferred to the Kabul airport, where the French ambassador and a reduced staff now work.

The man admitted to belonging to the Taliban and to bear arms at a blockade in Kabul that was under his responsibility.

24 August 2021


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