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3 civilians killed in an explosion in northern Afghanistan

Three civilians were killed in a roadside explosion in Sar-e-Pul province in northern Afghanistan, and Director of Public Health Noor Ahmad Ishaqzai said, in a statement carried by the Afghan (Bajfak) News Agency today, Friday, that three people on their way to Mazar-i-Sharif were killed in the blast .

He added that the three dead young men were students of the Faculty of Economics and Education at Balkh University in the north of the country.

John Kirby, a spokesman for the US Department of Defense (Pentagon), said that the "Taliban" movement has captured dozens of population centers in Afghanistan, according to "US media".

He added, "They seized dozens of population centers. This is a fact. We believe that they are also seeking to threaten the centers of the regions."

And the Iranian news agency reported that the Afghan Taliban movement had taken control of the "Islam Qala" border crossing between Iran and Afghanistan, and Iranian media said that the movement had also taken control of the "Abu Nasr Farahi" crossing, while the "Russia Today" network stated that "" The Taliban took control of two of the three border crossings between Iran and Afghanistan.

Earlier in the day, Iranian media reported that Afghan soldiers had taken refuge on the Iranian side of the border after the Taliban took control of the Afghan side of the Islam Qala border crossing between the two countries.

Activists also circulated a video clip showing Iranian soldiers and "Taliban" fighters at the "Islam Qala" border crossing.

The Afghan Ministry of Defense announced the killing of 390 Taliban militants, during clashes that took place between the Taliban militants and government forces in 15 provinces during the past 24 hours.


The Afghan Defense said - in a statement reported by the Afghan Bakhtar News Agency, that the clashes resulted in the killing of 390 militants and the injury of 150 others during clashes and attacks by the security and defense forces.


The statement added that large quantities of weapons and ammunition were destroyed, in addition to the destruction of 18 mines planted by the Taliban to target security forces and civilians in different parts of the country.


The Ministry of Defense stated that the clashes took place in the provinces of Laghman, Logar, Paktika, Ghazni, Kandahar, Farah, Ghor, Badghis, Balkh, Samanjan, Helmand, Nimroz, Badakhshan, Kunduz and Kabul.