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Taliban hold control in eighth province

KABUL/GENEVA/WASHINGTON: The Taliban Tuesday captured two more cities in Afghanistan, taking the number of provincial capitals they have seized since Friday to eight.

Farah city of the eponymous southwestern province and Pul-e-Khumri of the northern province of Baghlan both fell to the Taliban. On Tuesday, the Taliban captured Pul-e-Khumri, capital of Baghlan province and about 200km (125 miles) north of Kabul, a member of parliament from the area and an army officer confirmed.

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