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  • Afghan authorities impose night-time curfew throughout 31 provinces.
  • Curfew will likely be efficient between 10pm and 4am native time.
  • Taliban have launched a widespread offensive throughout the nation.

Afghan authorities on Saturday imposed a night-time curfew throughout 31 of the nation’s 34 provinces to curb surging violence unleashed by a sweeping Taliban offensive in current months, the inside ministry stated.

“To curb violence and limit the Taliban movements a night curfew has been imposed in 31 provinces across the country,” besides in Kabul, Panjshir and Nangarhar, the inside ministry stated in a press release.

The curfew will likely be efficient between 10pm and 4am native time, Ahmad Zia Zia, deputy inside ministry spokesman stated in a separate audio assertion to reporters.

Since early Might, the Taliban have launched a widespread offensive throughout the nation that has seen the group seize border crossings, dozens of districts and encircle a number of provincial capitals.

With the withdrawal of American-led overseas forces all however full, the resurgent group now controls about half of Afghanistan’s roughly 400 districts.

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