The Taliban have captured a key district of their former stronghold of the Kandahar province after fierce preventing with authorities forces in Afghanistan, information companies reported on Sunday. The group captured the Panjwai district within the southern province of Kandahar simply two days after the US-allied forces withdrew from Bagram Air Base close to Kabul.
Panjwai district has been the Taliban’s goal for a very long time, given its proximity to Kandahar metropolis. The autumn of the Panjwai district reportedly despatched scores of households fleeing from the realm because the extremist group goals to impose a harsh model of Islamic sharia regulation, which it calls “real Islamic system”.
“The Taliban have captured the district police headquarters and governor’s workplace constructing,” Panjwai district governor Hasti Mohammad stated Afghan forces informed information company AFP.
The Taliban insurgents have made large strides all through the nation after US troops started to tug out following President Joe Biden’s announcement in April. The ultimate section of US troop withdrawal has offered a fillip to the Taliban’s marketing campaign to seize territories throughout Afghanistan’s rural areas.
After Panjwai fell to the Taliban, Kandahar provincial council head accused the federal government forces, weakened because of US troops’ pull out, of “deliberately withdrawing” from the battlefield. The Taliban now management round 100 out of all 421 districts and district centres in Afghanistan, with Panjwai being the fifth district in Kandahar to fall to the group in latest weeks.
There have additionally been studies of Afghan forces fleeing throughout the northern border into Tajikistan. Tajikistan’s State Committee for Nationwide Safety stated in an announcement that greater than 300 Afghan authorities troops crossed over the border at about 6:30pm native time on Saturday. They had been allowed into the nation “[g]uided by the ideas of humanism and good neighborliness,” the Tajik authorities stated.
(With company inputs)