The Ministry of Information and Culture denied reports of Chinese forces at Bagram base in Parwan.
A member of the cultural commission of the ministry, Omar Mansor, said: “There are no foreign troops currently in Afghanistan, including Chinese.”
Residents in Bagram said that the lights of the base were seen on Saturday night, which is a first since US troops left the base.
Mansor said that the lights were switched on by forces related to the Islamic Emirate.
Shamshad, a resident of Bagram district, said: “The lights were switched on again at Bagram air force base. There were some voices heard at the base. An airplane has also been seen there.”
There was speculation about the alleged presence of Chinese troops at Bagram base.
Regarding whether Chinese forces are at Bagram or not, Sayed Ishaq Gailani, leader of the National Solidarity Movement of Afghanistan, said: “I don’t think so, because the Islamic Emirate shouldn’t repeat the mistakes of predecessors ...".
US former president Donald Trump said that following the withdrawal of foreign forces China had received access to the US military equipment in Afghanistan.
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