The Taliban is still battling to extinguish the last flame of resistance in the Panjshir Valley, as rumours spread the valley had fallen but no official claim has been made by the group.
Meanwhile, the United Nations said it had restarted humanitarian flights to parts of the country, linking the Pakistani capital Islamabad with Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan and Kandahar in the south.
Afghan refugees in India, especially Hindus and Sikhs, fear that their relatives will be in danger under the Taliban rule and they are desperate to get them out of the country.
'For the past three days, I cannot eat or sleep. I am just thinking about my family and what might happen to them'
US President Joe Biden rated worse than the other three presidents who presided over Washington's longest war as per a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The bloc will have to talk to the Taliban after the group seized control of Afghanistan, says the European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.
The speed of the Taliban offensive raises questions of how long the Afghan government forces can stop the militants from reaching Kabul.
The US has called for a ceasefire, accusing Taliban of potential war crimes, but the insurgents are now focused on capturing key provincial capitals after taking control of much of rural Afghanistan.
Flights from Kandahar airport were cancelled when rockets hit the runway, an official said, as the Taliban pressed on with their sweeping offensive across the country.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says “atrocities” committed by the insurgents in Afghanistan “certainly do not speak well to the Taliban’s intentions for the country as a whole”.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg describes security situation as "deeply challenging" with most foreign troops already out of the country where insurgents are pushing forward with their sweeping assault.
Pakistan's military said it had granted asylum to at least 46 Afghan soldiers who crossed the Durand Line into northwestern Pakistan after their military posts in Afghanistan were overrun by Taliban insurgents.
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