Reports of "Taliban" Invading Kandahar
Afghan media outlets announced the eruption of confrontations between "Taliban" movement forces and the Afghan government in Kandahar, Afghanistan's second largest city.
Afghan "TOLO news," reporting from security sources, confirmed that "Taliban" rebels attacked today, on Friday, the seventh district and captured two checkpoints, while police announced the arrival of security reinforcements to the region to repel the attack.
An informed source told the Russian News Agency "Novosti" that "Taliban" forces have invaded the city of Kandahar and engaged in confrontations with the government forces in the premises of the Central Jail causing civilian casualties.
The source also said that the fighting is still ongoing around the city's market.
Meanwhile, Kandahar Governor Rohulla Khanzada announced that the city's security is under control and that the "Taliban" fighters are retreating.
Earlier today, the "Taliban" Movement released footage showing the Movement's control of the largest military base in the province of Zabul, confirming its increasing control over Afghanistan.
The "Taliban" Movement, which has seized control of vast swathes of the Afghan countryside and is close to a number of major cities, has invaded the city of Qala-e-Naw, with a population of 75 thousand, and announced its control of Badghis District.