Taliban capture Logar, 50 km south of Kabul

Taliban take provincial capital 50 km south of Kabul: Local official

An ANA soldier keeps watch at a checkpost in Logar province, Afghanistan. Credit: Reuters Photo

The Taliban captured the provincial capital of Logar province Friday, just 50 km (30 miles) from Kabul, effectively opening a path to the seat of the nation.

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"Now the Taliban are 100 percent in control. There is no fighting at the moment. Most of the officials fled to Kabul," lawmaker Saeed Qaribullah Sadat told AFP.