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Afghan girls’ football team flees to Pakistan

Members of the Afghan girls’ football team have fled to Pakistan as the Taliban regains power over the nation.

The team attempted to escape the country last month but were stranded at Kabul airport as a result of a bomb attack.

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During their first rule in the 1990s, the Taliban banned women from all sports and have indicated that women will face restrictions during this ruling as well.

Despite the Taliban claiming that they are now more moderate in their rulings, many have expressed their doubts and have been provided with little evidence to believe the group’s claims.

Over 75 people crossed the northern border yesterday before travelling south to the Pakistani city of Lahore.

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The girls, who are members of the under-14, under-16 and under-18 teams, will stay in Afghanistan for a month before moving on to another country.

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry welcomed the football players in a tweet earlier this morning.

“We welcome Afghanistan Women football team they arrived at Torkham Border from Afghanistan”.

Since the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, tens of thousands of Afghan nationals have fled the country amid fears of reprisal attacks or repression.

IMAGE – Afghanistan Women’s Soccer vs ISAF” (CC BY 2.0) by ResoluteSupportMedia

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