Afghanistan: Taliban continue to advance on Kabul

The radical Islamic Taliban in Afghanistan have advanced further towards the capital Kabul. On Friday they captured the provincial capital Pul-i-Alam, which is only 50 kilometers south of Kabul, as a regional parliamentarian told the AFP news agency. NATO scheduled an emergency meeting for Friday. The central topic should be the planning for evacuation measures in Afghanistan.

Pul-i-Alam is the capital of Logar Province. By conquering this city, the Islamists opened up access for the further advance towards Kabul. The Taliban had “100 percent” taken control of Pul-i-Alam, said MP Said Karibullah Sadat. The Islamists have taken all government institutions in the city. There is currently no more fighting in Pul-i-Alam.