Taliban militants* took control of one of the districts of the city of Lashkar Gah, the administrative center of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, the local TOLO News TV channel reported.
The head of the provincial Council, Ataullah Afgan, told television about the Taliban’s advance into the city.
Helmand borders Pakistan to the south and Kandahar Province to the east.
In Afghanistan, there is a confrontation between government forces and the Taliban militants, who control significant territories in rural areas and have launched an offensive on major cities.
Instability in the country is growing against the background of the withdrawal of American troops.