Taliban Capture 3 More Provincial Capitals in 2 Days

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KABUL: Taliban militants took control of the Nimroz, Jawzjan, Sar-e-Pul and Kunduz provinces in a period of the last three days following heavy fights between the rebels in the Afghan security forces.



A Taliban Spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid in a tweet today stated that the group’s fighters have entered to the second police district of Kunduz city, the capital of Kunduz province today morning.



The Taliban in a statement said, ““After some fierce fighting, the mujahideen, with the grace of God, captured the capital of Kunduz.”



The Taliban have reportedly entered Kunduz province and attacked central prison, releasing hundreds of inmates from the jail. 



Mujahid also claimed that their fighters also took control of Sar-e-Pul province today. 



The militants seized control of Shebrghan city, capital of Jawzjan province on Saturday. The rebels captured Nimroz province without a strong resistance from Afghan forces on Friday.



Meanwhile, the Afghan Ministry of Defense said that the airstrikes targeted a Taliban gathering in the northern provincial capital of Jawzjan province Saturday night.



The ministry said that 40 Taliban have been killed and 14 more wounded in aerial strikes.



The attacks came just hours after US  President Joe Biden authorized bombers and spectrum gunships to attack the Taliban.



According to American military sources, bombers recently struck Taliban sites in the provinces of Kandahar, Herat, and Helmand.