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Afghan Taliban captures Logar's provincial capital Pul-e-Alam

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-08-14 17:35
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FILE PHOTO: An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier keeps watch at a checkpost in Logar province, Afghanistan on February 16, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

KABUL - Taliban militants have seized Logar' provincial capital Pul-e-Alam city, 60 km south of Kabul, a local official said Saturday.

The official who declined to be named said that Pul-e-Alam had fallen to the control of the Taliban militants.

The Afghan government has yet to make comments.

In the meantime, a Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in his twitter account "Abdul Qayum Rahimi, the governor for Logar province has joined the Mujahidin" and the city of Pul-e-Alam is in control of the Taliban fighters.

With the capture of Pul-e-Alam, the number of provincial capitals seized by the Taliban militants has reportedly reached 18 out of 34.

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