Taliban forces claim to have taken over three districts in northern Afghanistan close to resistance in Panjshir province

Kabul: The Taliban have reportedly taken over three districts in northern Afghanistan near the Panjshir Valley, which fell on local militia groups last week, a Reuters report quoted a spokesman as saying there were no confirmed reports of further fighting. The districts taken back by the rebel group are -Bano, Deh Saleh, Pul e-Hesar. These districts in the northern province of Baghlan were taken last week by local militia groups in one of the first signs of armed resistance against the Taliban since their seizure of the capital Kabul on 15 August.Read also – Delhi University decides to implement NEP From 2022-23, Triggers Row

According to spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid’s Twitter account, Taliban forces had cleared the districts and were established in Badakhshan, Takhar and Andarab near the Panjshir Valley on Monday. Also read – Bracelet seller beaten in Indore, booked under POCSO law for allegedly abusing Class 6 girl

The Taliban have reportedly surrounded Panjshir as rebels and the resistance movement continue negotiations to negotiate a stand-off. Panjshir is the only one of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces not yet to fall to the militants, TRT World reported. Read also – MATCH HIGHLIGHTS West Indies vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 4: WI vs PAK Live Updates From Sabina Park

Forces loyal to Ahmad Massoud, son of the late Mujahideen commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, have established themselves in his Panjshir stronghold, which resisted both the Soviet Union and the Taliban before 2001. Massoud, whose forces include remnants of regular army and special forces units, has called for negotiations to form an inclusive government for Afghanistan, but has promised to resist if Taliban forces try to enter the valley, north of Kabul.

Late on Sunday, the Taliban’s Alemarah intelligence service said hundreds of fighters were on their way to Panjshir. There has been no confirmation of any fighting, but an aide to Massoud said both sides were ready for military action.

Zabihullah Mujahid said the Salang Pass, on the main road running from southern Afghanistan to the north, was open and enemy forces were blocked in the Panjshir Valley. But his statement suggested there was no fight at this time. “The Islamic Emirate is trying to resolve the issues peacefully,” Zabihullah said.

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