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Afghan girls’ football team flees to Pakistan

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Afghan girls’ football team flees to Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AFP) — Members of Afghanistan’s national girls’ football team have fled across the border into Pakistan dressed in burqas, a month after the hardline Taliban swept back into power, officials said Wednesday. The group of junior players and their coaches and families had tried to escape the country last month but a devastating bomb attack at Kabul airport left them stranded, someone close to the team told AFP. “I received a request for […]