According to NBC News, the Taliban watched the debate from a secret location in Afghanistan.

“We were very interested in watching,” said Zabihullah Mujahid. The spokesman added that “Trump … [says] anything that comes to his tongue” and branded the Republican candidate as “non-serious.”

He said the militant group’s leadership had hoped that Afghanistan would feature more prominently in the discussion.

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

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