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    Terror grips Michiganders with ties to Afghanistan


    The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is a catastrophe that has imperiled women and others who have worked with the United States and nongovernmental organizations, a prominent journalist  said Monday, adding that she fears the country will become a haven for terrorists.

    “A catastrophe is happening in Afghanistan in front of the world’s eyes,” said freelancer Fariba Pajooh, an Iranian native who reported from Afghanistan in 2014, 2015 and 2018. “But the world is just trying to close its eyes to it.”

    A day after the Taliban took over the presidential palace in Afghanistan, thousands tried to flee the country. News reports and graphic video showed Kabul’s airport in chaos, with gunfire and people swarming and clinging to aircraft taking off, desperate to leave.

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