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Taliban: “Uighur fighters” removed from border territory

The Taliban announced the removal of “Uighur fighters” from an area near the Afghan border to China. This was reported by an unnamed source to the US-funded radio station RFE/RL. The action suggests increasing coordination between Beijing and those in power in Afghanistan, analysts told the radio station. According to the report, members of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) were involved. Beijing holds the Uighur extremist group responsible for unrest in the western province of Xinjiang.

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