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A view of a closed market in Kandahar, Afghanistan, August 10.
A view of a closed market in Kandahar, Afghanistan, August 10. M Sadiq / EPA-EFE / Shutterstock

The Taliban have taken control of Kandahar city, the second largest city in Afghanistan, Afghan lawmaker Gul Ahmad Kamin told CNN on Friday.

The Taliban said in a statement Friday that “during the conquest operation, the governor’s office, police headquarters and many other centers in Kandahar city were cleared of the enemy last night and were under the control of the mujahedin “.

“Hundreds of weapons, vehicles and ammunition were seized,” the statement said.

Kamin said he and many others went to a military base near the airport and were waiting for a flight.

“Many (government) soldiers surrendered and the rest fled,” Kamin said.

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