Militants of the banned terrorist organization “Taliban” have captured the Imam Sahib district in Afghanistan, reports The Hill.
The soldiers of the Afghan army surrendering to the Taliban, along with all weapons and military equipment. According to the newspaper, the head of the group Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed the responsibility of the terrorists for the capture of the region.
It is noted that the proximity of the captured area to the country’s border with Tajikistan makes it key for the Afghan authorities. Imam Sahib is located near the supply route from Central Asia.
According to official data, cases of attacks by the “Taliban” in general have sharply increased after the US decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. The Taliban are now fighting with government officials in 26 of the country’s 34 provinces. After the war, the most active phase of which ended in 2001, thousands of unexploded mines and shells remained on Afghan territory.