Zabihullah Mujahid the Islamist terrorist group’s spokesman, said on Monday that the Taliban have taken complete control of Panjshir province, the last area in Afghanistan being held by resistance forces.
However, no response has come so far from Ahmad Massoud regarding the Taliban claim, the leader of the opposition group resisting Taliban forces.
The announcement was made on Twitter by Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid, who said, “Panjshir province, the last stronghold of the mercenary enemy, was completely conquered.”
Pictures on social media showed Taliban members standing in front of the gate of the Panjshir provincial governor’s compound.
The Taliban have also killed two persons associated with the Afghanistan resistance front. According to the Afghan media, Fahim Dashti (spokesman of the Resistance Front) and Abdul Wudod Zara (member of the Afghan resistance front) have been killed during a standoff with the Taliban in Panjshir province of Afghanistan.
Fahim Dashti, who was killed on Sunday, was a senior member of the Jamiat-e-Islami party and a member of the Federation of Afghan Journalists, as reported by the Khaama Press; while General Wudod was the nephew of Panjshir resistance leader Ahmad Massoud.
However, Ahmad Massoud on Sunday said they are ready to cease fighting and start negotiations if the Taliban leave the province.
Meanwhile, an image, shared by Afghan media also showed the Taliban flag raised over the Panjshir Governor Office.