The Taliban have toppled Kunduz province in the north of Afghanistan to become the third province in the past 48 hours after southwestern Nimroz and northern Jawzjan province.

The Taliban have reportedly entered Kunduz province and attacked central prison releasing prisoners.

The Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid in his Twitter post confirmed that the fighters have entered Police District 2 of Kunduz city.

The Afghan government is yet to comment on the issue.

Meanwhile, the Afghan Ministry of Defense said that the airstrikes targeted a Taliban get-together in the northern provincial capital of Jawzjan province Saturday night.

The ministry said that 40 Taliban have been killed and 14 more wounded in aerial strikes.

The airstrikes come only hours after US President Joe Biden ordered the use of B-52 bombers and Spectre gunships to target the Taliban positions.

US defense sources have said that the bombers have recently targeted Taliban positions in Kandahar, Herat, and Helmand provinces.

President Joe Biden ordered the bombers after the Taliban toppled two provinces in a matter of 24 hours.

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