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Days after warning, the Taliban shot dead the head of the government’s media center outside the capital’s mosque Friday. Taliban have been targeting top state officials in reprisal for increasing air attacks. The killing came a day after the Taliban warned of further attacks on Afghan government leaders on Wednesday. Bismillah Mohammadi, the interim minister of National Defense escaped the murder attempt carried out by the Taliban a couple of days ago.
In another adventure, the Taliban captured the provincial capital the first time after the US withdrawal. Zaranj, the capital city of Nimroz province has fallen to the Taliban owing to a lack of enforcement, according to the police chief of Nimroz province.