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Taliban Watches Clinton, Trump Debate From Secret Afghanistan Location

The militant group said that they hoped Afghanistan would have been a more prominent topic

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    A Taliban fighter sits on his motorcycle adorned with a Taliban flag in a street in Kunduz city, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, in this file photo from Sept. 29, 2015. A spokesman for the group told NBC News that they watched last night's presidential debate from a secret location in Afghanistan.

    Taliban leaders were watching last night's debate between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from a secret location in Afghanistan, according to NBC News.

    A spokesman for the group, Zabihullah Mujahid, told NBC that they were "very interested in watching," and they had hoped Afghanistan would have been a more prominent part of the debate.

    He said that Trump is "non-serious," and said the candidate "[says] anything that comes to his tongue."

    "There nothing of interest to us in the debate as both of them said little about Afghanistan and their future plans for the country," Mujahid added.