As the Taliban continue to collapse provinces after districts, the fighters have toppled Ghazni province and the provincial governor along with the head of national police was let to come to Kabul.

The bodyguards of governor Daoud Laghmani, were reportedly disarmed and were escorted to Kabul based on the agreement between the two sides.

Afghan government though has not confirmed the collapse of Ghazni province, sources have said that the fighters have entered all government facilities.

If confirmed, Ghazni will be the tenth province falling to the Taliban in seven days.

The Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid in a Twitter post said that the fighters have grappled control over the national police headquarter, central prison and other government forces’ facilities.

Meanwhile, four government officials along with the provincial governor of Farah province also surrendered to the Taliban and the latter claimed to have taken the national police to headquarter in the province.

The Afghan government is yet to comment on the issue.

As the security situation deteriorates day by day, the Afghan government reshuffled its military leadership and appointed Hebtullah Alizai as the new Army chief of staff.

Alizai was previously leading the corps of special operations of the Afghan army.


  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.