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Lost contact Afghan native living in Derry speaks of horror of sister's abduction in Kabul

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood slammed the US and Britain's withdrawal from the region leaving people "at the mercy" of the Taliban and ISIS


Muhammad Edrees Kharotai (Pic credit BBC)

Muhammad Edrees Kharotai (Pic credit BBC)

Muhammad Edrees Kharotai (Pic credit BBC)

A man from Afghanistan living in Derry has spoken of his horror after his sister was kidnapped from his family in Kabul.

Muhammad Edrees Kharotai, speaking to BBC Radio Foyle, explained: "Words cannot describe how I am feeling right now, it is not explainable.

"I don't know who has taken her, if it is the Taliban or if it was the ISIS-K. I just don't know yet."

He also said he had lost contact with his family for ten days following the overthrowal of the country by the Taliban.

His mother and his sisters had been living in a tent after they fled their homes.

Mr Kharotai added that men had come to a camp where his mother and sisters had been staying and took young women who were unmarried or single.

“They took my sister as well, took her away from my mother.

"I think between Taliban and Isis these are the two people who can do this stuff. They were abducting the small girls and children years ago and now again they will get the opportunity to do this.”

Foyle MP Colum Eastwood also spoke of the family's plight, saying the US and British withdrawal of troops had left its citizens “at the mercy” of the Taliban and groups like ISIS.

He added: “I don't know how they weren't prepared to get people, vulnerable people out long before now."

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