Taliban captures Afghan provincial capital Sheberghan

Taliban captures Afghan provincial capital Sheberghan: Deputy governor

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The Taliban Saturday captured Sheberghan city in Jawzjan, the deputy governor said, the second provincial capital to fall to the insurgents in less than 24 hours.

"The (government) forces and officials have retreated to the airport," Jawzjan deputy governor Qader Malia told AFP.