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Authorities said the center of the country’s second largest city, Kandahar province, had fallen to the Taliban.
The number of provincial centers that Afghan government forces have lost control of against the Taliban in the past 8 days has risen to 12, with Kandahar to the south.
The historic city of Ghazni, located on the road connecting the southern provinces of Afghanistan to Kabul, and the center of Herat province in the west of the country were under Taliban control yesterday.
The city of Feyzabad, in the center of the northeastern province of Badakhshan, was also under Taliban control on Wednesday.
The centers of Baglan and the western provinces of Farah were also among the areas seized by the Taliban in recent days.
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