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Afghanistan: first international commercial flight since Taliban takeover lands in Kabul

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane carrying a handful of passengers touched down at Kabul airport Monday, the first international commercial flight to land since the Taliban retook power in Afghanistan on August 15.“There was hardly anyone on the plane, around 10 people … maybe more staff than passengers,” said an AFP journalist aboard the flight from Islamabad.A PIA spokesman said at the weekend that the airline was keen to resume regular commercial services, but it was too soon to…


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