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Tillerson makes surprise trip to Afghanistan

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani before their meeting. Photo: Alex Brandon / AP

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made an unannounced visit to Kabul Monday, where he met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other senior officials to outline Trump administration's new South Asia policy and reaffirm the U.S. commitment to stability in the region, per the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.

Top-secret: "Cloaked in secrecy and under heavy security, Tillerson slipped out of the Qatari capital of Doha in the pre-dawn hours" and flew to Bagram Air Base, writes the AP. His secret visit is the third stop on his Middle East and South Asia trip, which started in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and will finish in Pakistan and India.