Panjshir: The Taliban said that they have completely captured Panjshir on Monday. Panjshir was the last stronghold in Afghanistan against the Islamist group after days of fighting with the resistance force in the valley near Kabul.
“With this victory, our country is completely taken out of the quagmire of war,” Taliban chief spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said.
The war over Panjshir province escalated on Friday night and in the clash two of the senior leaders of the National Resistance Front, Fahim Dashti, the front’s spokesperson, and General Abdul Wudod Zara, were killed. General Abdul was the nephew of Panjshir resistance leader Ahmad Massoud.
Amrullah Saleh, the acting president of Afghanistan, has moved to a safe place after a helicopter attack on his house, say reports.
“Regretfully, The National Resistance of Afghanistan lost two companions in the holy resistance against oppression and aggression today. Mr. Fahim Dashty, NRF spokesperson, and General Abdul Wudod Zara were martyred. May their memory be eternal,” the Afghan resistance front quoted.
Photographs are shared on social media, that the Taliban members were seen standing in front of the gate of the Panjshir provincial governor’s compound.
Ahmad Massoud, the leader of the resistance forces in Panjshir, is yet to comment on the claim made by the Taliban.