Taliban Takes Key North Afghan District as Fighting Surges

Updated on
  • Capital of southern Helmand province under Taliban siege
  • Car bombing near U.S. embassy in Kabul wounds at least three

Taliban militants captured a key district about 100 miles north of Afghanistan’s capital, which itself was hit by a bombing on Monday, a blow to the government in Kabul that’s coming under further pressure from a renewed surge in fighting.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.