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Afghanistan turmoil

Afghanistan chaos caused by hasty US withdrawal, says China

Protect the rights of women and girls, UN Security Council members demand

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON -- The United Nations Security Council demanded an end to the violence in Afghanistan and the protection of the rights of women and girls Monday, while China blamed the U.S. military's departure for the Taliban takeover.

The emergency meeting represented the first opportunity for the international community to react to the collapse of the U.S.-backed government in the central Asian country.

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